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Common Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina

Description:

A large freshwater turtle with a long thick tail. Very agressive when out of water.

Habitat:

Wide variety of aquatic habitats: ponds, marshes, swamps, sloughs, rivers, canals, ditches, etc..

Notes:

They eat just about anything they can fit in their jaws: insects, fish, crayfish, snails, earthworms, amphibians, small mammals, snakes, birds, aquatic vegetations, and even carrion.

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1 Comment

JanelleL.Streed
JanelleL.Streed 8 years ago

Love seeing its mouth open! Great shots, Neil!!!

NeilDazet
Spotted by
NeilDazet

Springfield, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 7, 2007
Submitted on Apr 23, 2011

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