Featured Turtle Pictures  -  June 6, 2006

Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) female with nest and eggs

Straight Carapace Length (SCL) = data not taken on nesting turtle
Gender = female
Named: Latifa
   - dug nest in back yard flower bed adjacent to a creek in Knoxville, TN
   - eggs were in danger of predation by racoons, dogs, and crows
   - entire clutch of eggs taken and relocated to incubate and hatch
   - followup when hatchlings emerge