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Common Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina


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


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

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the reptile man
the reptile man 9 years ago

i have a pet snapping turtle.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago


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 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?

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Canyon, Texas, USA

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

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