Featured Turtle Pictures  -  May 25, 2006

Large female Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina).
Taken while attempting to cross a busy 5-lane highway.
Held for measurements and observation.
Release to remote, safer location within 3 days.

Straight Carapace Length (SCL) = 10 inches (25.4 cm)
Gender = female
Comment:  partial tail amputation (note stump)
Named: Mega Myrtle