REPTILIAN TUESDAY # 59
We’re going exploring in the US today for an aquatic reptile with a bite! Let’s grab our wellies and your night vision goggles and let’s go exploring near a pond and see if we can find today’s animal!
MEET THE COMMON SNAPPING TURTLE!
Diet: Omnivore: fish, frogs, aquatic plants
Length/Weight: 10-20”/9.5-35 lbs
Conservation Status: common
- Common Snapping Turtles carapaces (top shell) vary in color, from brown to green.
- They have long tails.
- Common snapping turtles are nocturnal.
- Common snapping turtles spend most of their lives in water.
- They have webbed feet.
- Common snapping turtles hibernate in cold weather.
- Female common snapping turtles lay a clutch of eggs and the sex of the babies is determined by the temperature of the nest.
Common snapping turtles are such amazing creatures. Those snapping beaks are definitely built for eating! We’ll stay away those!