Alligator Snapping Turtle

The meanest turtle around

Largest turtle in the world

  • largest freshwater turtle in North America and among the largest in the world
  • can live from 50 to 100 years old
  • can average from 26 inches and weigh up to 175 pounds
  • they spend most of there lives in water except when the females leave the water to lay their eggs
  • they have no real predators but humans
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  • for their hunting techniques they use a lure to bring their prey within striking distance

the lure is attached to tongue, which is a bright red, wormed shaped, piece of flesh, bring fish and frogs close enough to strike