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Snapping Turtle Close-up This snapping turtle was trying to cross the road when I drove by it. I stopped and helped it across, and then took a few snap shots of it. She was a little reluctant; she probably would have snapped at my camera if she could have reached it! Chelydra serpentina,Common snapping turtle,Geotagged,Reptiles,United States,Wisconsin Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Snapping Turtle Close-up

This snapping turtle was trying to cross the road when I drove by it. I stopped and helped it across, and then took a few snap shots of it. She was a little reluctant; she probably would have snapped at my camera if she could have reached it!

    comments (6)

  1. good for you! Glad your camera was safe though, excellent shot! Posted 8 years ago
  2. "Snap shot" :) Awesome! Posted 8 years ago
  3. It seems she likes you! Nice photo! Posted 8 years ago
  4. I can't help looking at this photo again and again, particularly those eyes with the illuminated ring. Posted 8 years ago
    1. Well I am glad you like it! I just took a some photos of a just-born snapping turtle I found this morning that I plan on posting later. Posted 8 years ago
  5. Thanks, all! :) Posted 8 years ago

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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 travismorhardt
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By travismorhardt

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Uploaded May 10, 2014. Captured May 9, 2014 11:45 in Spencer Street, Hortonville, WI 54944, USA.
  • TG-830
  • f/4.7
  • 10/4000s
  • ISO125
  • 6.6mm