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Turtle season is underway in the Northland

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It was a turtle takeover near Island Lake, south of Hibbing. 

This snapping turtle was one of many seen in the area recently. 

Another snapper was seen roaming down the road, and two painted turtles after that.

June is a popular month for turtles. The MN DNR said this is the time of year females travel to open areas suitable for nesting. 

According to the MN DNR, the snapping turtle is Minnesota's largest turtle. The largest known snapper in the state weighed 65 pounds. 

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