It seems that Chelydra serpentina or the Common snapping turtle has been classed as an invasive species in France for quite some time and I have just come across this 2021 article in the Olive Press about a capture in the Huelva province in Spain.
Olive press article here: https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2021/03/30/dangerous-exotic-turtle-found-in-spains-huelva/
Un ejemplar vivo de tortuga mordedora (Chelydra serpentina), de aproximadamente medio metro de longitud, ha sido hallado estos días por agentes de Medio Ambiente en un paraje natural próximo al núcleo turístico de El Portil.
Article in Spanish here: https://www.huelvahoy.com/hallan-una-tortuga-gigante-peligrosa-para-las-personas-en-el-portil/
Globab distribution here: https://www.gbif.org/species/2441905
Its Import and sale in Spain has been prohibited since 2012: http://anfibios-reptiles-andalucia.org/espintro/foto.php?imagen=chese&numero=1700
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- This reply was modified 2 months ago by clive.