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Alligator Snapping Turtle


  • Size: 13-31 inches (35-80 cm)
  • Distribution: Florida, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee
  • Habitat: Waters, rivers, lakes, muddy ground
  • Lifestyle: Mainly aquatic


Snap, snap, snap!

The alligator snapping turtle has a clever trick for hunting fish. It lays on the bottom of the water, opens its mouth and sticks its tongue out. The fish aren’t scared to death - they swim towards its mouth because its tongue looks like a tasty worm.

Alligator Snapping Turtle Alligator Snapping Turtle - Photo: Sista Vongjintanaruks/Shutterstock


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