How big can the common snapping turtle get?
The common snapping turtle will grow until it dies.
Alligator snapping turtles are larger and have much stronger bites. Alligator snapping turtle also live longer than common snapping turtles. Alligator snapping turtles can live to be 100 at the longest while the common snapping turtle lives to be around 70 at the maximum. Alligator snapping turtles have smaller shells and bigger heads. Common snapping turtles have the oppisite.
How do you tell the difference between a baby common snapping turtle and a baby alligator snapping turtle?
Aligator snapping turtles and regular snapping turtles can be told apart by the tail on the aligator snapping turtle, which is longer with jagged spines. Its tail resembles an aligators thus the name aligator snapping turtle. It also has a more defined shell when its young so it will have larger looking spines than a regular snapping turtle. Hope this helps. Common snapping turtles have a pinkish mouth and alligater snapping turtles have brownish mouth