This snapping turtle plodded across the road, but I moved it to safety. The carapace is all green because it is epizoized by at least one type of alga, a common occurrence among aquatic turtles.
Spotted in Florida's Everglades National Park.
No subspecies are currently recognized (whereas, in the past, C. serpentina osceola was called the Florida snapping turtle).
Lat: 25.16, Long: -80.91
Spotted on Dec 21, 2015
Submitted on Feb 9, 2019