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Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina

Description:

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.

Habitat:

near water

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12 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 years ago

Right place, right time. An amazing spotting! Congratulations on your SOTW, BlueAppaloosa.

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTW BlueAppaloosa. Great story, lucky you came along.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 3 years ago

Congrats !!

Nick Pope
Nick Pope 3 years ago

Love it

BlueAppaloosa
BlueAppaloosa 3 years ago

Oh wow, thanks! Spotting of the Week is so cool!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Great series!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations BlueAppaloosa! Your little hatchling has been voted Spotting of the Week! Your efforts in describing your story are particularly appreciated.

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Hema
Hema 3 years ago

Beautiful series!!!

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 3 years ago

Thanks for saving him!

BlueAppaloosa
BlueAppaloosa 3 years ago

Thanks! It was pretty cute!

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Love this series! Especially love the gigantic head :)

BlueAppaloosa
Spotted by
BlueAppaloosa

Colorado, USA

Spotted on Aug 31, 2016
Submitted on Sep 1, 2016

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