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#1 raho

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:03 PM

Is this a snapping turtle?

Photo made May 3, 2012 in Oakdale, a suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Shallow pond in a suburban swamp.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:00 AM

Yes, that is a common stnapping turtle.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:19 AM

BoxTurtleLover is correct. Snappers do bask and sometimes in the strangest places. [:rofl]

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:59 PM

Thank you.

I take photos of wildlife in my "backyard" and frequently see turtles basking. This snapper was bigger than most. I'll have to send another picture from my files one of these days for identification. Think it's a mud turtle or painted turtle but I've learned when taking photos that a sparrow is not just a sparrow and a dragonfly is not just a dragonfly and I keep trying to learn more about what I'm seeing.

Again, thank you.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:36 PM

very nice photo.




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