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Florida Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina osceola


The Florida Snapping Turtle has pointed neck tubercles. It is easily distinguished from the alligator snapping turtle by its smooth shell & smaller size. The pond in which I spotted these had various other turtles swimming around. I noted that they were staying away from where I was standing (they hadn't been before). These snapping turtles were apparently what had changed.


Local nature park. The Florida Snapping Turtle lives in fresh or brackish (preferably shallow) water, preferring those which provide for easy concealment.


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1 Comment

MelissaFerguson 10 years ago

Great information and photo!

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Largo, Florida, USA

Spotted on Oct 27, 2011
Submitted on Oct 30, 2011

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