Snapping Turtle
  • “Snappers”
  • Large freshwater turtles
  • Range from southeastern Canada to west to the Rocky Mountains and south to Ecuador
  • Have powerful, beaklike jaws and highly mobile heads and necks
  • Usually about 8-14 inches in length
  • Hunted heavily for meat in some areas
  • Usually live about 30 years in the wild
  • Have long tails with spiky protrusions
  • Have long, flexible necks, which can reach up to 2/3 of the length of their shells
  • Cannot fully retract their head and limbs into their shells