Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Common Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina


If you put your hand near this turtle's head, you'll see why its called the Snapping Turtle! These large turtles are almost widespread in North America and are often seen crossing roads. Their shells are pretty tough, but they CANNOT survive a car running over them! Always let them cross!


road by a pond

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Apr 13, 2013
Submitted on Apr 13, 2013

Related Spottings

Snapping turtle Snapping turtle Snapping Turtle Hatchling Snapping Turtle

Nearby Spottings

Northern Red-Bellied Cooter Shining Clubtail Palamedes swallowtail Palamedes Swallowtail
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors