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Common Snapping Turtle This is a picture of a Common Snapping Turtle on the North Tract of the Patuxent Research Refuge near Fort Meade, Maryland. Chelydra serpentina,Common snapping turtle,Geotagged,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Common Snapping Turtle

This is a picture of a Common Snapping Turtle on the North Tract of the Patuxent Research Refuge near Fort Meade, Maryland.

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The common snapping turtle is a large freshwater turtle of the family Chelydridae. Its natural range extends from southeastern Canada, southwest to the edge of the Rocky Mountains, as far east as Nova Scotia and Florida and as far southwest as northeastern Mexico. This species and the larger alligator snapping turtle are the only two species in this family found in North America.

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
Species identified by Matthew Beziat
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By Matthew Beziat

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Uploaded Dec 29, 2020. Captured Jun 8, 2019 22:05 in Wildlife Loop S, Laurel, MD 20724, USA.
  • COOLPIX P500
  • f/5.6
  • 10/4000s
  • ISO160
  • 38.2mm