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Eastern Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina serpentina

Description:

Baby turtle I found in the grass. Possibly a snapping turtle?

2 Species ID Suggestions

smcrenshaw
smcrenshaw 8 years ago
Alligator Snapping Turtle
Macrochellys Temminckii
bee.jacbs
bee.jacbs 8 years ago
Eastern Snapping Turtle
Chelydra serpentina serpentina http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/fishwild/pdf/turtles.pdf


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2 Comments

Brittmonster
Brittmonster 8 years ago

Thanks for the info :)

bee.jacbs
bee.jacbs 8 years ago

According to the Rhode Island department of Environmental Management, only the Eastern Snapping Turtle is found in Rhode Island. It is my understanding that the Alligator Snapping Turtle is a more Southern Species.

Brittmonster
Spotted by
Brittmonster

Rhode Island, USA

Spotted on Sep 6, 2012
Submitted on Sep 6, 2012

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