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Little & Large These two snapping turtle characters were being cared for at a rehab centre. The larger being a female and the smaller, a male. She had injuries to her plastron that were healing well and was due for release soon. He unfortunately was found missing an eye and with a significant over bite - staff didn&#039;t think he would survive if ever released due to these two issues. <br />
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NB: this single shot was taken and the smaller male was placed quickly back in his tank. <br />
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Female 38 cm length<br />
 Chelydra serpentina,Chelydridae,Common snapping turtle,Geotagged,Summer,Testudines,United States,Vertebrate,fauna,pennsylvania,reptile Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Little & Large

These two snapping turtle characters were being cared for at a rehab centre. The larger being a female and the smaller, a male. She had injuries to her plastron that were healing well and was due for release soon. He unfortunately was found missing an eye and with a significant over bite - staff didn't think he would survive if ever released due to these two issues.

NB: this single shot was taken and the smaller male was placed quickly back in his tank.

Female 38 cm length

    comments (2)

  1. Really creative idea to document them like this, what awesome prehistoric characters they are! Posted one year ago
  2. They look so sweet in this photo, lol. Posted one year 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 Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Mar 14, 2020. Captured Jul 8, 2015 16:12 in 31 Evans St, Uniontown, PA 15401, USA.