Common Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina

Image of Snapping Turtle[+ ZOOM] Snapping Turtle © Michael Hogan

8" - 18"

Has a fighting disposition. Omnivorous: will feed on fish, frogs, young waterfowl and small animals, but also aquatic vegetation. Can reach ages 60-75 years. Habitat is any permanent body of water. Common in the Pine Barrens.

 
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