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Eastern Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina serpentina


This turtle species has powerful beak-like jaws -wiki- Their shell looks a bit like full on armor to me


Freshwater ponds, lakes, or streams. Some will be in brackish environments. They are omnivores but are more aquatic scavengers.


Chelydra = tortoise in Greek Serpentina = snake, referring to long tail.

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 29, 2013
Submitted on Aug 30, 2013

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