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Common snapping turtle

Chelydra Serpentina

Description:

Common snapping turtles are large turtle with sharp beaks and ridged tails. Their shells are usually tan, dark brown or even black.

Habitat:

Common snapping turtles prefer wet places like lakes, ponds and rivers. They also like wet sandy areas so they can bury themselves in the sand and hide. I found this snapping turtle on the side of the road near a swampy area while I was out running.

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ainsley.stinson
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ainsley.stinson

Concord, New Hampshire, United States

Spotted on May 21, 2020
Submitted on May 21, 2020

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