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Snapping turtle

Snapping Turtles

Snapping turtles are common throughout North Dakota. These big turtles can live 40-50 years or more in the wild and can grow to around 65 pounds (though most are in the 10-35 pound range). Mind your fingers and toes should you ever encounter one of these critters. When they feel threatened, these turtles will use their powerful, beak-like mouth to bite, and they don't like to let go.