Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Common snapping turtle - Chelydra serpentina

Order Anura
Family Chelydridae
Common snapping turtle
08-03-15 © Diego Carús
Diego and Leonel discovered this turtle in the reserve .They suspected this could be a common snapping turtle. Unluckily their suspicions were right. This turtle is exotic. It is from the United States and is a real threat. It is very voracious and dangerous. One must be very careful when manipulating it since it moves its neck sideways very quickly and can cause serious bites. Walter Prado, one of the herpetologists consulted to identify the turtle, wrote a a complete article about this turtle. (Only in Spanish)