Snapping Turtle – 9/4/22

Observer: Thomas Belli

Observation Date: 9/4/22

Observation Time: 1:30 pm

Observation Location: Pud’s Pond (Borerland State Park)

Common Name: Snapping Turtle

Scientific Name: Chelydra serpentina

Comments: It was huge!

Temperature during incubation influences the sex of the hatchlings. See:

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