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Common snapping turtle

Chelydra serpentina

Description:

About 30 years old...tried to bite me...about 100 pounds...has large alligator-like tail

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Aaron_G
Aaron_G 7 years ago
Common snapping turtle
Chelydra serpentina Common snapping turtle


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8 Comments

akereemo245
akereemo245 7 years ago

MelodyJT I also found another one about 2-3 years old

akereemo245
akereemo245 7 years ago

I promise I will take care of them Selma

akereemo245
akereemo245 7 years ago

I will! :)

akereemo245
akereemo245 7 years ago

Yeah MelodyJT

Melodious
Melodious 7 years ago

Sounds like you had a mini adventure... cool that it has a story behind it.

akereemo245
akereemo245 7 years ago

Aaron_G it has an alligator tail

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 7 years ago

Hi there. Your turtle is a common snapper. Alligator snappers look different and don't range anywhere close to NY.

akereemo245
akereemo245 7 years ago

He tried to bite me! This was the best picture I could get...

akereemo245
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akereemo245

New York, USA

Spotted on Jan 10, 2014
Submitted on Jan 10, 2014

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