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April: Snapping Turtles up the Rivers
Episode 414th April 2021 • Chesapeake Almanac • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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The Chesapeake region is home to a broad variety of turtles. The most common species, however, is the common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina serpentina). At first glance they are ugly and mean. But there's more to them than a sour face. In this episode, John Page shares insights into this local reptile's disposition, versatility, and more.

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These readings are from John Page Williams, Jr.'s book, Chesapeake Almanac: Following the Bay through the Seasons. The publication is available in print at Content copyright © John Page Williams, Jr. All rights reserved.



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