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Alligator Snapping Turtle and diver

Alligator Snapping Turtle

Macroclemys temminckii

Snapping Turtles are reptiles. They are air-breathing and cold-blooded. They will leave you alone in the water. On land they can turn mean. This diver knows what he's doing!
Size: to 2.5 ft; to 150 lbs.
•Huge toothless jaws.
•Growth on tongue lures fish right into the mouth.
•Big head; tail without the saw teeth.
•Tail is as long as the shell.

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