Unlike other turtles, the common snapping turtle cannot “hide in its shell” when disturbed. Instead, the snapper uses its long, agile neck and powerful jaw to defend itself. It can easily break a large stick with its jaw – so stay clear! Although snapping turtles aggressively defend themselves on land, they are quite shy in the water and prefer to quickly swim away when approached.
Metamorphosis of a Monarch butterfly
The habitat needs and threats facing the Gray ratsnake – a species at risk
A female snapping turtle laying eggs, to the emergence of the young turtles in the fall.
The secretive life of Little Green herons