Snapping turtle3
The common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is a large freshwater turtle of the family Chelydridae. Common snappers are noted for their belligerent disposition when out of the water, their powerful beak-like jaws, and their highly mobile head and neck.


  • Where to see them: Southeastern Canada, southwest Rocky Mountains, Nova Scotia, Florida and as far as northeastern Mexico.
  • Size: 20 in
  • Weight: 75 lbs
  • Lifespan: Up to 47 yrs
  • Diet: Various fish, waterfowl, frogs, snakes turtles, as well as water plants, wild apples, and acorns.
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