Alligator Snapping Turtle

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Alligator Snapping Turtle

Alligator Snapping Turtle

Scientific Name:Macrochelys Temminckii

Common Name: Alligator Snapping TurtleScientific Name: Macrochelys TemminckiiSize: about 26 inches Weight: 175 pounds-220 poundsLifespan: 20 to 70 years, occasionally 100 yearsHabitat: rivers, canals, and lakes in southern U.S.Diet: Carnivore. They eat worms, fish, etc.Gestation: 11 to 16 weeksPredators: Adult Snappers:humans , Baby snappers: it is birds and adult snappers

Conservation Efforts:The very interesting species of the alligator snapping turtle is endangered. You would think they would do something to help the endangered species. Well the conservation efforts are very little. However some people care and they are helping to do their part and help conserve the snappers. Also in Some states, such as Missouri, people are not allowed to harvest these animals and keep them as pets or do harmful things to them.

Fun Facts: Some can stay underwater for up to an hour before coming up to the surface for air.Someone claimed to have found a 403 pound alligator snapping turtle in Kansas, however this claim was never verified.Some Alligator snapping turtles gang up on and eat actual alligators.These creatures are usually compared to dinosaurs, because they look similar to them. Except for the fact that they are much, much smaller.This animal is the largest freshwater species in North America.

Work cited:

female on right male on left

This is a picture someone took and compared it's species to a dinosaur.

This is a baby alligator snapping turtle.


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