Snapping Turtle At the Complaint Department
Socastee South Carolina US
Best Viewed Larger
This turtle was being transported to a larger pond & was not hurt in any way. He was not a social creature. Decided not to enter him into The Soft and Cuddly group.
The common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is a large freshwater turtle of the family Chelydridae. Its natural range extends from southeastern Canada, southwest to the Rocky Mountains as far east as Nova Scotia and Florida. This species and the larger alligator snapping turtle are both widely referred to as snapping turtles or snappers (though the common snapping turtle, as its name implies, is much more widespread overall.
Featured in Cees Fun Artsy Friends May 11 2011