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Snapping turtle

Chelydra serpentina

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Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

nice capture!

JackieHolmesBurns 9 years ago

Love it when they do this!

isabellasmurf 9 years ago

Do you have more pictures of the turtle?

NeilDazet 9 years ago

Cool photo! Snapping turtles perform this 'standing up' behavior when they are out of the water and feel threatened. They do this to make themselves look bigger than they really are to possibly scare off a potential predator. Take a look at Peter's snapping turtle spotting where this same behavior is displayed:

Daacwen 9 years ago

I never knew their legs got that long.

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Lewiston, Maine, USA

Spotted on Jun 13, 2012
Submitted on Jun 13, 2012

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