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Common Snapping Turtle
Common Snapping Turtle

Invasive Species - Common Snapping Turtle

The common snapping turtle, indigenous to the eastern United States, can reach up to 18 inches in length.

Its top shell is strongly serrated and varies from tan/brown to olive to almost black. Its long tail has three rows of saw-tooth keels.

It is illegal in the state to import, buy, sell, possess, transport, or release either of these non-native turtles and most other non-native water turtles.

If you are in possession of a non-native turtle, contact your local ODFW office.

 

 

1-866-INVADER

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