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The snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is a new fish introduced in New Horizons. It is only found late at night. It is caught in the river, despite being in between the holding pond fish in the Critterpedia.
When donated to the museum, it is located in the Pond Tank, sitting on a log above water.
Donation to the museum
In New Horizons
Upon donation or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers, the curator, will say:
"The snapping turtle is a large turtle known for it's crocodile-like body and long claws. No, wait—it is better known for it's 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."
“I caught a snapping turtle! How can it snap without fingers?”
― New Horizons
- Main article: Common snapping turtle on Wikipedia
- Unlike most critters, it is displayed outside a tank. Interacting with it causes it to hiss. Many players have used its unusual method of display to treat it as a sort of pet, setting up tableaus using furniture items such as the cat grass or pet bed.
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