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Alligator Snapping Turtle

The alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) is the largest freshwater turtle species in North America. In Florida, it can be found from the Suwannee River drainage westward through the Panhandle. Learn about efforts to understand and conserve this animal.

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