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Common Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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Shane_S
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Shane_S

New York, USA

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

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