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Common Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina


Small snapping turtle, possibly only a year or two of age. These are heavy-bodied aquatic turtles and typically grow to around 30 to 35 pounds as adults. Brown in color, often with three slight ridges along the carapace.


Ponds, streams and swamps. Females are often seen when crossing roads to lay their eggs.


This one was actually docile and didn't seem to mind being handled at all. We moved it out of the road.

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New York, USA

Spotted on May 26, 2014
Submitted on May 26, 2014

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