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Alligator snapping turtle

Macrochelys temminckii

Description:

Large (~25 pound) aquatic turtle with a hooked beak and and three-ridged shell.

Habitat:

Not applicable - see notes

Notes:

This was a captive-bred specimen and maintained in captivity for use in educational programs. It was used in a program during the High Knob, VA Naturalist Rally.

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LisaPowers
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LisaPowers

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Nov 21, 2015
Submitted on Nov 21, 2015

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