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Two snaps and a twist

Two enormous Snapping turtles — probably males — were writhing, clawing, and definitely snapping in the marsh pond. With shells alone a foot or more in length, these two adversaries were formidable fighters, presumably vying for territory and/or mates.

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Walk Like a Chelonian

This may be one of the snapping turtles we’ve seen basking in the swampy pond, but on this day, he or she was across the pathway from there — moving from a nearby creek to the butterfly bush garden. Lying … Continue reading

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Home of (Gamera) the Brave

The swampy pond patch of the park is home to more turtles than we’ve seen previously. These sunbathers seem to be equally divided between Eastern painted (Chrysemys picta picta) and common snapping (Chelydra serpentina) turtles, with three each. That prodigious … Continue reading

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