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Common Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina

Habitat:

Walking around in a neighborhood near a cypress swamp

Notes:

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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Machi
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Machi

Florida, USA

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

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