: The snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina, is found in lakes and ponds with muddy bottoms throughout most of Ohio. Snapping turtles spend most of their time buried in the mud underwater and are seldom seen. They eat water plants, worms, and small mammals, and live twenty to forty years. It is the largest turtle in Ohio, measuring up to 18.5 inches and weighing up to 35 pounds. The snapping turtle is aggressive and is named for its powerful jaws. These two photographs measure 3" x 3" (7.62 x 7.62 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
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: Plants and Animals; Turtles; Reptiles; Ohio History--Natural and Native Ohio Places