Common Snapping Turtle
While usually docile in the water, a snapping turtle on land can become aggressive if threatened. With a neck that is almost as long as its shell it can snap at a predator even if it sneaks up from behind.
Most of the snappers that venture out of the water are females looking for a place to lay eggs. Unfortunately, many of them are killed by cars.
HABITATSwamps, rivers, streams, lakes
DIETAquatic plants, invertebrates, fish, frogs, carrion
LIFE Expectancy30-40 years