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Common Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina


Walking around in a neighborhood near a cypress swamp


Snapping turtles have evolved the ability to snap because they are too large to hide in their shells when confronted. Snapping turtles will bite humans if threatened, but as a last resort. They will try to scare off threats by hissing first.

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Common Snapping Turtle
Chelydra serpentina Common snapping turtle

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 3, 2015
Submitted on Jan 13, 2015

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