Snapping turtle


Snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

Defensive loners

The snapping turtle knows how to defend itself. With one bite it can crack bones, its claws are used to defends itself as well as with a stinking secretion. Being a lurking hunter sit waits for its prey while being buried in the mud to then snap it blazingly fast.


Category: other

Weight: up to 16 kg

Size: shell length up to 45 cm

Breeding duration: depending on the temperature 9 - 18 weeks

Age: 40 up to 100 years

Sexually mature: from 20cm height

Reproduction: 10- 30 eggs

food: fish, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, carrion

Way of life: water with dense vegetation and a muddy ground

Danger: not endangered

distribution: North America