Snapping Turtles from Lake Wingra
(Chelydra Serpentina)


Snapping Turtle on Arbor Drive driveway across from Ho-Nee-Um Pond on Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on May 26, 2012.

Snapping Turtle on Arbor Drive across from Ho-Nee-Um Pond on Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 2015.

NOTE: Arbor Drive has special "turtle ramps" built into the curb on the Ho-Nee-Um Pond side of the road specially made to accommodate the new turtle hatchlings.


For more information on Snapping Turtles visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the: Wisconsin Turtles for Tomorrow website.


Snapping Turtle laying eggs in flower bed along Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2020.
Snapping Turtle laying eggs in flower bed along Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2020.
Snapping Turtle laying eggs in flower bed along Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2020.
Snapping Turtle laying eggs in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 10, 2020.
Snapping Turtle laying eggs in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 10, 2020.
Snapping Turtle laying eggs in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 10, 2020.
Snapping Turtle laying eggs in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 10, 2020.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 10, 2020.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 10, 2020.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 10, 2020.
Snapping Turtle laying eggs along Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on June 24, 2019.
Snapping Turtle laying eggs along Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on June 24, 2019.
Snapping Turtle laying eggs along Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on June 24, 2019.
Snapping Turtle laying eggs along Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on June 24, 2019.
Snapping Turtle laying eggs along Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on June 23, 2019.
Snapping Turtle laying eggs along Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on June 23, 2019.
Snapping Turtle laying eggs along Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on June 23, 2019.
Snapping Turtle by Three Sisters Garden off of Monroe Street in Madison, Wisconsin on June 18, 2019.
Snapping Turtle by Three Sisters Garden off of Monroe Street in Madison, Wisconsin on June 18, 2019.
Snapping Turtle by Three Sisters Garden off of Monroe Street in Madison, Wisconsin on June 18, 2019.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 16, 2019.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 16, 2019.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 16, 2019.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 16, 2019.
Snapping Turtle walking on sidewalk along Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on June 15, 2019.
Snapping Turtle walking on sidewalk along Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on June 15, 2019.
Snapping Turtle walking on sidewalk along Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on June 15, 2019.
Snapping Turtle laying eggs along Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on June 15, 2019.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 12, 2019.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 12, 2019.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 12, 2019.
Snapping Turtle walking on Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 2015.
Snapping Turtle walking on Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 2015.
Snapping Turtle walking across Arboretum  Drive in UW Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin on May 22, 2021.
Snapping Turtle walking across Arboretum  Drive in UW Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin on May 22, 2021.
Snapping Turtle along Arbor Drive by Ho-Nee-Um Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 4, 2021.
Snapping Turtle along Arbor Drive by Ho-Nee-Um Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 4, 2021.
Snapping Turtle along Arbor Drive by Ho-Nee-Um Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 4, 2021.
Snapping Turtle along Arbor Drive by Ho-Nee-Um Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 4, 2021.
Snapping Turtle on Bike Path in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 4, 2021.
Snapping Turtle on Bike Path in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 4, 2021.
Snapping Turtle on Bike Path in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 4, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2021.
Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 9, 2021.


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Snapping Turtles



Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2021.


Above: Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2021.


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Snapping Turtle laying eggs on bike path in Oak Savanna near Ho-Nee-Um Pond on Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 10, 2013.


Above: Snapping Turtle laying eggs on bike path in Oak Savanna near Ho-Nee-Um Pond on Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 10, 2013.


Snapping Turtle along Arbor Drive by Ho-Nee-Um Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 4, 2021.


Above: Snapping Turtle on Arbor Drive near Ho-Nee-Um Pond on Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 4, 2021.


Snapping Turtle on Bike Path in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 4, 2021.


Above: Snapping Turtle on Bike Path in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 4, 2021.


Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 68, 2021.


Above: Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2021.


Snapping Turtle from Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 12, 2013.


Above: Snapping Turtle on Arbor Drive across from Ho-Nee-Um Pond on Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 12, 2013.


Snapping Turtle from Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2020.

Snapping Turtle from Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2020.


Above: Snapping Turtle on Arbor Drive across from Ho-Nee-Um Pond on Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2020.


Snapping Turtle laying eggs on Arbor Drive across from  Ho-Nee-Um Pond on Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 14, 2016.


Above: Snapping Turtle on Arbor Drive across from Ho-Nee-Um Pond on Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 14, 2016.


Baby Snapping Turtles on Arbor Drive heading to Ho-Nee-Um Pond on Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on September 23, 2015.

Baby Snapping Turtles on Arbor Drive heading to Ho-Nee-Um Pond on Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on September 23, 2015.


Above: Snapping Turtle hatchlings on Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on September 23, 2015.


Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 2021.


Above: Snapping Turtle about 18" long (estimated age 70 years+) laying eggs in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 2021.




Above: Snapping Turtle in E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens on corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2021.




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