Common Snapping turtle

Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

 

A few records of this turtle exist form Port Alberni, Metchosin and the Lower Mainland, all are the result of introductions. The Snapping Turtle is native to eastern Canada and is designated as Special Concern by COSEWIC due to numerous threats to this formerly common species from human activities.

 

For more information see the Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_snapping_turtle site.