Friday, November 9, 2012

Snapping Turtle

Life of Sea | Snapping Turtle | Snapping turtles are reptiles Snapping the water that "only live in North America". There are only two species of snapping turtle that still exist, which is the common snapping turtle and the Alligator Snapping Turtle. Common snapping turtles tend to live in higher latitudes than Alligator. Snapping turtles enjoy a variety of foods and is often regarded as a top predator in their environment. The alligator snapping turtle diet consists mainly of fish, which they fished using worms as pink frills at the tip of their tongue. Turtles are common fractures are more active hunters and will eat just about anything.
Snapping turtles do not make good pets, usually, because they will never stop growing. Snapping turtles have a record of the largest on record weighing about 600 lbs. Alligator snapping turtles have been known to grow larger. Snapping turtles primary defense mechanism is their powerful jaws broken, allowing them to make short work of the attackers and small prey. They also have a horrible, thick claws on their front and hind legs that they use to tear apart food and to climb hills each year where they lay eggs (in a manner similar to sea turtles).
The alligator snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in North America, where it is generally found in deeper waters south of the United States. Snapping turtles generally smaller and more aggressive inhabits lakes and streams from South America to Canada. Snapping turtles spend most of his life in the water, with generally only nesting females actually venturing into the open field. Snapping turtles can remain submerged for up to three hours at a time.
Crocodiles and turtles snapping turtle common snapping have looked very different appearance. The alligator snapping turtle has a long head and sharp nearly shell, where the turtles common fractures have a more rounded head and a smooth shell. They are also easily distinguished by the size of the turtle is less common fractures of the alligator snapping turtle. Snapping turtle mating takes place once a year usually in the spring time. Female snapping turtles can lay anywhere from 10 to 50 eggs which take 3 or 4 months to hatch. It is estimated that snapping turtles can live until they are 150 years old but they usually live until they are aged between 20 and 50 years in captivity.

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