Tuesday, August 19, 2014

(Photo) Snapping turtle on the banks of the Des Plaines River

While in Dam Number 4 Woods in Park Ridge, Illinois yesterday, I got quite close to a common snapping turtle that was sunning itself on the banks of the Des Plaines, River.

Notice that its shell is slightly damaged.

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(Photo) Painted turtle at the Skokie Lagoons

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The turtle in the photo is not a common snapping turtle. This turtle is a red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)