Snapping turtle

Snapping turtle

It looks like a crocodile. It integrates turtle and crocodile, so it is called crocodile turtle. Crocodile turtles are mainly distributed in North America and Central America, most of which are in the southeast of the United States. Crocodile turtles in the United States are called “South turtle” and “North turtle” because of their different distribution areas. Their body color is divided into “yellow back” and “black back”. The Yellow backed alligator turtle is resistant to high temperature and the black backed alligator turtle is resistant to low temperature. Usually it is not aggressive in water, but it can rush and bite on land. Alligator turtles can turn their heads to attack other animals suddenly, and small alligator turtles can turn their heads together with their bodies to look for attack targets, or even chase and bite. Webbed fingers and toes belong to aquatic turtles, which live in deep rivers, lakes and mires and occasionally contact salt water areas. Crocodile turtles are not good at swimming when they are young, so they move in shallow water. Its head is thick and cannot be completely retracted into its shell; Large scales on the ventral surface; There are webs and powerful claws between the toes and fingers; The tail is long, almost half the length of the carapace, covered with annular scales; The legs are very developed and can even stand upright. Crocodile turtle is the most ferocious of turtles. It will take the initiative to attack humans. When they are picked up, they release a musk smell. Crocodile turtles are omnivorous and carnivorous animals. They mainly eat fish, shrimp, frogs, salamanders, snakes, ducks, waterfowls, and sometimes aquatic plants and fallen fruits. Crocodile turtles like nocturnal activities and feeding.

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