Snapping Turtles

SNAPPING TURTLES PHOTO ALBUM

 

The TGO Nature Center is pleased to present this photo album of Snapping Turtles.  One way to tell a Florida Snapping Turtle from a Common Snapping Turtle is the “barbels” or knobs on the Florida Snapping Turtle’s neck.  An Alligator Snapping Turtle is usually much larger and are normally found in rivers and streams.  Click on the photos below to get a closer look and look at the barbels of this Florida Snapping Turtle.  Notice the layers of skin – that is the retracted long neck that can extend.  Also notice the jagged tail giving this turtle a “dinosaur” look.  Click on any photo to get a closer look.

The camouflage of leaves and muck did not hide this very large Snapping Turtle. On March 14, 2016, TGO Nature Center volunteer, Sandy Juba, took the photo below of this prehistoric looking turtle who stopped traffic on Plantation Drive between the Route 50 entrance and the guard gate. It is hard to tell from the photo but this turtle was huge.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Sandy Juba

 

Sandy Wittstock found this guy crossing our main road near the guardhouse and I took this shot before we let him go. He ate a few earthworms though to help him in his travels to safety.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Gary Wittstock

 

The photos below of a Snapping Turtle were taken by Shirley Koller.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Shirley Koller

 

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Photo Courtesy of Shirley Koller

 

To read more about Snapping Turtles, click on this Snapping Turtle link.

 

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