• Biodiversity Common Snapping Turtle
  • Common Snapping Turtle

    Chelydra serpentina

    The Widespread Snapping Turtle

    Chelydra serpentina, the Common Snapping Turtle, ranges from southeastern Canada south through Central America to Ecuador. It is known, like the much larger Alligator Snapping Turtle, as a snapping turtle.

    What does the Common Snapping Turtle like to eat?

    The common snapping turtle will eat a wide variety of plants and animals. It is considered omnivorous, meaning that it eats plants and animals. Some of its favorite foods include frogs, toads, crabs, crayfish, small insects, snails, leaches, and earthworms.

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