The Snapping Turtle lives in all kinds of aquatic habitats from rivers and lakes to ponds and small streams. While in the water, the snapping turtle loses its aggressive behavior and becomes very shy. They will move away from people and other animals in the water, unless of course they are the prey of the turtle. They avoid encounters by being bottom dwellers in their water homes, but they do occasionally come out on shore or a log to absorb some of the heat from the sunlight. They have been seen crossing roads and entering yards while moving from one habitat to another or during their reproductive season moving to suitable nesting sites.