Snapping Turtle

Wildlife at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord

April 20, 2010

Craig Smith photographed this osprey at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.
Craig Smith photographed this pied-billed grebe at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.
Craig Smith photographed these American coots at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.
Craig Smith photographed this snapping turtle at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.
Craig Smith photographed this beaver at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.
Craig Smith photographed this mute swan chasing a Canada goose at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.
Craig Smith photographed this great blue heron at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.
Craig Smith photographed this red-winged blackbird at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.
Craig Smith photographed this canada goose at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.
Craig Smith photographed the following wildlife at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord:
osprey, pied-billed grebe, American coots, snapping turtle, beaver, mute swan chasing a Canada goose, great blue heron, red-winged blackbird, and a Canada goose.

Wildlife at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

April 7, 2010

Common garter snake at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, by Craig Smith
Great blue heron at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, by Craig Smith
Painted turtle at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, by Craig Smith
Palm warbler at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, by Craig Smith
Red-winged blackbird at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, by Craig Smith
Snapping turtle at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, by Craig Smith
Craig Smith photographed the following at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard and Stow: common garter snake, great blue heron carrying a fish, painted turtle, palm warbler, red-winged blackbird, and snapping turtle.

Snapping Turtles and a Beaver at Schoolhouse Pond in Wayland

June 30, 2009

Snapping Turtles and a Beaver at Schoolhouse Pond by Leon Wardle
Snapping Turtles and a Beaver at Schoolhouse Pond by Leon Wardle
Leon Wardle reports the following story to accompany his photos above:  "on June 30th two snapping turtles were busy at what they do near the summer solstice.  The activity involved a lot of noisy splashing, which attracted me and my camera. It also attracted the beaver who is the head steward at School House Pond.  I took over 100 pictures over a time span of 1 1/2 hours, and have attached a couple of them. Mr. Beaver was visibly agitated and made obvious attempts to interupt the two love-turtles.  He circled around at a distance of a few feet, swam toward them and dived under them, and employed the ultimate intimidation, a tail slap, many times.  One tail slap splash you'll see in an attached picture was only inches away from them."
 

Snapping Turtle in Sudbury

July 15, 2009

Snapping Turtle by Fred Scott
Snapping Turtle by Fred Scott
Snapping Turtle by Fred Scott
Snapping Turtle by Fred Scott
Snapping Turtle by Fred Scott
Snapping Turtle by Fred Scott

Fred Scott photographed this snapping turtle at the Haynes Meadow Conservation Land in Sudbury.

Snapping Turtle in Stow

July 5, 2009

Snapping Turtle along the Assabet River in Stow by Susan Crane

Susan Crane photographed this snapping turtle along the Assabet River in Stow.

Snapping Turtle at Memorial Forest in Sudbury

May 30, 2009

Snapping Turtle by Craig Smith

Craig Smith photographed this snapping turtle at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury.

Snapping Turtle at Great Meadows in Concord

May 31, 2009

Snapping Turtle by James Doyle

James Doyle photographed this snapping turtle at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.

Snapping Turtle

October 11, 2007

Baby Snapping Turtle by Anne Dykiel

Anne Dykiel photographed this young snapping turtle in Acton (click on image for a larger view).

Snapping Turtle

June 12, 2007

Snapping Turtle by Sonja Strong

Sonja Strong photographed this snapping turtle in Wayland (click on image for a larger view).

Snapping Turtle

June 2, 2007

Jill Kern photographed this snapping turtle in Stow (click on an image for a larger view).

 

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