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Common Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina

Description:

Hatchling turtle, brown all over with raised notches on the scutes.

Habitat:

Found on the road at the park. He will be marked for recapture and released in the park.

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5 Comments

the reptile man
the reptile man 9 years ago

i have a pet snapping turtle.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Wonderful!

Kyle A
Kyle A 9 years ago

Ha! That's great. I'm a maintenance worker, mostly groundkeeping. I have a about 30 or so keys to use on a daily basis and we use a similar method. Lol

AshleyT
AshleyT 9 years ago

Thanks! We have a dremel tool that we use to make triangular notches in their scutes on the sides of the shell. There is a whole series of codes we use, the scutes are numbered on each side, and each turtle gets 2-3 notches in their shell. Then when we recapture them, we know which individual it is

Kyle A
Kyle A 9 years ago

Very nice. I love snappers. How do you mark them?

AshleyT
Spotted by
AshleyT

Canyon, Texas, USA

Spotted on Sep 19, 2013
Submitted on Sep 20, 2013

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