Interesting 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.