What Kind of Snapping Turtle Is Used in Philadelphia Snapper Soup?

Answer The common snapping turtle is used to make Philadelphia Snapper Soup. The turtle can either be caught in the wild or farm-raised. Pennsylvania still allows limited harvesting of wild snapping turtl... 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 »

How to Tell the Age of a Snapping Turtle?

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 »

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 is the habitat of a snapping turtle?

Snapping turtles are among the largest freshwater turtles in their range. In the United States, there are two subspecies: the Eastern snapping turtle and the Florida snapping turtle.Types of Habita... Read More »