Snapping Turtle

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"I caught a snapping turtle! How can it snap without fingers?" —New Horizons
Snapping Turtle
Snapping Turtle NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Chelydra serpentina
(common snapping turtle)

Family: Chelydridae (snapping turtles)
Months available April to October
Times available 9 pm to 4 am
Location River
Shadow size Large
Sell price 5,000 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese カミツキガメ
Simplified Chinese 拟鳄龟
French Tortue serpentine
Spanish Tortuga mordedora
Italian Tartaruga azzannatrice
Russian Каймановая черепаха

Korean 늑대거북
Traditional Chinese 擬鱷龜
Quebec French Tortue serpentine
Latin American Spanish Tortuga mordedora
German Schnappschildkröte
Dutch Bijtschildpad


The Snapping Turtle is a type of large fish that can be found at night in the river in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Its shadow is the same size as that of the Black Bass, a far more common river fish.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

#13

Snapping Turtle
"I caught a snapping turtle! How can it snap without fingers?"

Time of Year North: Apr – Oct
South: Oct – Apr
Time of Day 9 PM – 4 AM
Location River
Shadow Size Large
Rarity
Total Catch 0
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 5000 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 7500 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

Donating in New Horizons[edit]

When donating to Blathers or selecting "Tell me about this!" in New Horizons, he will provide the following information about the fish:

"The snapping turtle is a large turtle known for its crocodile-like body and long claws. No, wait—it is better known for its ferocious bite, which it can deliver with shocking speed for a turtle. NO, WAIT—it is BEST known for that time one chased me across a parking lot and I had to climb on top of a car."

When donated, it can be found in the larger pond of the fish exhibit, standing on top of the log.

Real-world information[edit]

The common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is native to North America and can be found east of the Continental Divide throughout the United States and parts of Canada. It is known for being highly combative out of water, with powerful beak-like jaws that it is named for, but they are more passive in the water, preferring to hide in the mud instead.

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Trivia[edit]

  • When placed down, it does not have any form of tank or container, simply staying in place. If interacted with, it hisses and snaps its jaws.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese カミツキガメ
kamitsukigame
Snapping turtle

Korean 늑대거북
neukdaegeobuk
Snapping turtle

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
拟鳄龟 / 擬鱷龜
nǐ’èguī
Snapping turtle (lit. "alligator-like turtle")

Russian Каймановая черепаха
Kaymanovaya cherepakha
Snapping turtle

Dutch Bijtschildpad Snapping turtle (lit. "bite turtle")

German Schnappschildkröte Snapping turtle

European Spanish Tortuga mordedora Snapping turtle

European French Tortue serpentine Snapping turtle (lit. "snake-like turtle")

Italian Tartaruga azzannatrice Snapping turtle (lit. "biting turtle")

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