Meet the Alligator Snapping Turtle

Alligator Snapping Turtle, Photo Credit: Melissa MB Wilkins (CC BY-NC 2.0)

The Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macroclemys temmincki) is the largest freshwater turtle. It has a pointed break and a vermiform (wormlike) tongue, which acts as a lure for fish as the turtle sits on the murky bottoms of ponds and bodies of water.

Check out a video of the Alligator Snapping Turtle feeding courtesy of ARKive.

“Meet the…” is a collaboration between The Finch & Pea and Nature Afield to bring Nature’s amazing creatures into your home.

Meet the Pig-Nosed Turtle

photo from austinsturtlepage.com

The fly river turtle or pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta) is found in the freshwaters of New Guinea and Australia. These turtles are so unique that they are the only living member of the family Carettochelyidae.

Check out the video from “Life in Cold Blood” with David Attenborough below.

If you want to learn more check out this website: http://www.carettochelys.com

“Meet the…” is a collaboration between The Finch & Pea and Nature Afield to bring Nature’s amazing creatures into your home.

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