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Muddy Monster A huge Snapping Turtle covered with mud emerges from a pond in Cornish, N.H. (USA) Chelydra serpentina,Common snapping turtle Click/tap to enlarge

Muddy Monster

A huge Snapping Turtle covered with mud emerges from a pond in Cornish, N.H. (USA)

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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 denelson42
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By denelson42

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Uploaded Jun 8, 2015. Captured Jun 8, 2015 14:40.
  • Canon EOS 20D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/125s
  • ISO100
  • 135mm