Reptiles and Amphibians - non-native

Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) on Jul 15, 2015

Submitter does not have a specimen
EDRR Status: Local expert notified

Description of specimen

From the person who reported this to OPRD: "From what I could see down in the stream, this turtle was definitely not a western painted or western pond turtle. This turtle was something like 1-1.5ft in diameter. I couldn't say conclusively whether an 'alligator' or 'common' snapping turtle."


OPRD has been notified about this sighting and we are following up with ODFW and APHIS Wildlife Services.

July 15, 2015, 10:26 a.m.