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Common snapping turtle on the move This big guy moved quicker than I realized because I was bewteen him and a nearby marsh and pond. Chelydra serpentina,Common snapping turtle,Geotagged,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Common snapping turtle on the move

This big guy moved quicker than I realized because I was bewteen him and a nearby marsh and pond.

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  1. This big fellow was coming right at me and I realized i was between him and a nearby marsh and pond. He moved quicker than I realized!! Posted 9 years ago
  2. Good job on identifying the species on your photos, my compliments! Posted 9 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 denelson42
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By denelson42

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Uploaded Oct 10, 2012. Captured Jun 11, 2012 07:37 in 180-198 Columbus Jordan Rd, Plainfield, NH 03781, USA.
  • Canon EOS 20D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/160s
  • ISO100
  • 135mm