The common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is a large freshwater turtle of the family Chelydridae. Common snappers are noted for their belligerent disposition when out of the water, their powerful beak-like jaws, and their highly mobile head and neck.
- Where to see them: Southeastern Canada, southwest Rocky Mountains, Nova Scotia, Florida and as far as northeastern Mexico.
- Size: 20 in
- Weight: 75 lbs
- Lifespan: Up to 47 yrs
- Diet: Various fish, waterfowl, frogs, snakes turtles, as well as water plants, wild apples, and acorns.