Chesapeake Almanac
Chesapeake Almanac
Apr 14, 2021
April: Snapping Turtles up the Rivers
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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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Chesapeake Almanac is provided by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Saving the Bay through Education, Advocacy, Litigation, and Restoration. Find out more at cbf.org.

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 Amazon.com. Content copyright © John Page Williams, Jr. All rights reserved.

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