How to Tell the Age of a Snapping Turtle?

Answer Snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentine) are native to much of North America. Researchers estimate the age of individual snapping turtles to help evaluate the population dynamics within various regio... Read More »

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How old can a snapping turtle get?

The oldest officially observed age for a snapping turtle is 75 years old, according to the Tortoise Trust. Age is determined by the rings on the shell and based on this, many snapping turtles are t... Read More »

What is a snapping turtle?

Snapping turtles are large in size and can be aggressive under certain circumstances. Their natural habitat is shallow, fresh water, although they have been spotted in brackish (salty) water as wel... Read More »

What does the alligator snapping turtle eat?

Alligator snapping turtles are opportunistic feeders, both as hunters and scavengers. Their diet consists primarily of fish, amphibians, snakes, other turtles, insects, crayfish, mollusks and, occa... Read More »

How to Tie a Snapping Turtle So It Won't Bite You?

If you have ever encountered a snapping turtle in the road and tried to move it, you know how dangerous their jaws can be. Here is a way to tie the turtle so you can move it (holding the shell, not... Read More »