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How do you tell a female snapping turtle from a male?

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2011-09-12 22:25:49

The difference between a female snapping turtle and a male

snapping turtle is the difference in their tales. Each snapping

turtle has a small cirlce looking shape on theie tale. If it is a

female snapping turtle, it's circle will be closer to the shell (or

the butt) an if it is a male snapping turtle, the circle will not

neccesarily be at the end of the tail, but it is certainly not near

the shell (or butt). With most snapping turtles, it should be

obvious, but with some, it is hard to tell, especially if their

newborns (a week old or younger).

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