Scientific Name: Chelydra serpentina serpentina Family: Chelydridae
Common Names: Common Snapping Turtle, Snapper or Mud Turtle
Snapping turtles evolved about 40 million years ago and are the ancestors of about 80% of all the turtles today.
Photo taken in Calabogie, ON (Canada) with a Canon EOS 40D, a 300mm f2.8 lens and a 1.4 t.c.
Cropped in FastStone.