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This little guy had just hatched, and was about two inches long. Snapping turtles get quite large though, we've seen them with a shell length over a foot. I found a turtle nest that looked like it had been dug up by an animal (dog-like tracks all around). On closer inspection, I found this little guy having a hard time extracting itself from the rapidly drying dirt. I gently picked him up and put him near the water. He quickly crawled from the egg into the water, where I took a ton of pictures.