Real Snapping Turtle Shells for Sale, top shell only, in sizes 8 inches up to 14 inches. We sell the empty snapping turtle shells individually and in 2 piece lots. Snapping turtles can be very vicious when removed from the water, but they become docile when placed back into the water. The common snapping turtle ( (Chelydra serpentina) is a large freshwater turtle of the family Cheydridae. It is noted for its combative disposition when out of the water with its powerful beak-like jaws, and highly mobile head and neck. The turtle's shell is covered by scales, called scutes. Scutes are made up of keratin, the same substance that human's nails are made of. As a turtle grows, its scutes will often fall off. The shell of the snapping turtle is used in Native American crafts including making dream catchers, jewelry and art. They are also collected.
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