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What does a baby snapping turtle look like

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What does a baby snapping turtle look like?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  John replied 9 years ago.

A baby snapping turtle will usually have raised ridges on the carapace ( top of the shell). It will also have an long tail. Also there are two common species the common snapping turtle, and the alligator snapping turtle.


this is a photo of a baby alligator snapper: The common snapping turtle looks similar but is not a rigid. If this is not the photo of the turtle that you have. Then you can submit a photo using the tree icon. Also if you need care information let me know.


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