Snapping turtles usually live in slow-moving water with a soft mud or sand bottom and lots of vegetation. They prefer shallow water so they can hide under the mud and leaves, with only their noses exposed to the surface to breathe. Snapping turtles often take advantage of artificial structures for nest sites, including gravel shoulders along roads, dams and gravel pits.
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WPC is headquartered in Guelph, Ontario on the homelands of many nations, including the Anishinaabek, Neutral, Métis, Mississauga, and Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and on the treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We work across Turtle Island, and have deep gratitude to all the Indigenous Peoples who have been, and continue to be, stewards and protectors the lands on which we rely.