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Common Snapping Turtle A Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) at the Britannia Conservation Area, Mud Lake, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Conservation Status: vulnerable (S3) in Ontario, CA (NatureServe). Britannia Conservation Area,Canada,Chelydra serpentina,Common Snapping Turtle,Common snapping turtle,Geotagged,Mud Lake,Ontario,Ottawa,Summer,reptile Click/tap to enlarge

Common Snapping Turtle

A Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) at the Britannia Conservation Area, Mud Lake, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Conservation Status: vulnerable (S3) in Ontario, CA (NatureServe).

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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 Greg Shchepanek
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By Greg Shchepanek

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Uploaded Dec 2, 2018. Captured Sep 19, 2016 16:24 in 185 Lincoln Heights Rd, Ottawa, ON K2B 5L7, Canada.
  • COOLPIX S9900
  • f/6.4
  • 1/60s
  • ISO450
  • 135mm