Snapping Turtle – 7/22/16

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 7/22/16

Observation Time: 6:15 p.m.

Observation Location: Outflow pool below Gavins Pond dam

Common Name: Snapping Turtle

Scientific Name: Chelydra serpentina

Comments: Snapping turtles come out of the water and lay their eggs in sandy areas in early June. The eggs hatch in late summer or early fall.

More Information: Tufts Wildlife Clinic and Mass Audubon’s guide to turtle species