What Are Some Interesting Facts About Snapping Turtles?

snapping turtle - joy of animalsInteresting Facts About Snapping Turtles include…

  • Snapping turtles are some of the largest freshwater turtles and are omnivores. These turtles generally weigh up to 40 lbs. and can live to about 70 years in the wild.
  • Snapping turtles are adaptable as they can live in brackish waters.
  • These turtles are found throughout North America.

  • They spend most of their lives underwater and generally only leave to mate.
  • Snapping turtles are ready to mate when their shells reach 8 inches in length.
  • They reach maturity between 8 to 10 years old.
  • Snapping turtles bask in water as opposed to on land.