|A common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina.|
The snapping turtle is New York's official state reptile. Big ones can grow to around 18 inches long and weigh about 35 pounds. Wild snappers like this one are estimated to live for about 30 years.
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Just saw three of them sunning at Cameron Wildlife Sanctuary near the campsite. Two jumped into the water in fright, the third froze with one leg in the air - just like a bunny, if it doesn't move, we can't see it!ReplyDelete