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Man uses bare hands to free monster snapping turtle from deep window well. Watch what happens!
28 Jun 2007
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The Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) is one of the largest freshwater turtles in the world. It is a larger and slightly less aggressive relative of the Common Snapping Turtle. The epithet temminckii is in honor of Dutch zoologist Coenraad Jacob Temminck.
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The Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) is one of the largest freshwater turtles in the world. It is a larger and slightly less aggressive relative of the Common Snapping Turtle. The epithet temminckii is in honor of Dutch zoologist Coenraad Jacob Temminck.The Alligator Snapping Turtle is found in the Mississippi River and its tributaries throughout the Southeastern U.S.. They are also found in the Missouri River at least as far north as the Gavins Point Dam at Yankton, South Dakota. The Alligator Snapping Turtle has also been found in New England. It is also present in Indiana on the state's endangered species list. The largest freshwater turtle in North America, the alligator snapper keeps to primarily southern U.S. waters, while the smaller, more aggressive common snapper inhabits lakes and streams from South America to Canada. These turtles can remain submerged for up to an hour. Typically only nesting females will venture onto open land.The Alligator Snapping Turtle is characterized by a large, heavy head and a long, thick tail with three dorsal ridges of large scales (osteoderms) giving it a primitive appearance reminiscent of some of the plated dinosaurs. They can be immediately distinguished from the Common Snapping Turtle by the three distinct rows of spikes and raised plates on the carapace, whereas the Common Snapping Turtle has a smoother carapace. They are a solid gray, brown, black, or olive-green in color, and often covered with algae. They have radiating yellow patterns around the eyes, serving to break up the outline of the eye and keep the turtle camouflaged. Their eyes are also surrounded by a star-shaped arrangement of fleshy filamentous "eyelashes." There is an unverified report of a 403-pound Alligator Snapping Turtle found in the Neosho River in Kansas in 1937,[2] but the largest one actually on record is 236 lb, and housed at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Illinois. They generally do not grow quite that large. Average adult size is around 26 inches shell length with a weight of 175 lb. Males are typically larger than females.[3] Alligator snapping turtles can also range in length from 16 to 32 inches (40.4 to 80.8 cm). A Tartaruga Aligator, também conhecida em inglês como Alligator Snapping Turtle e em espanhol Tortuga caimán é uma das maiores e mais agressivas tartarugas de água doce que existe, habita regiões profundas de rios, lagoas, pântanos, canais e lagos de diversas regiões dos Estados Unidos em sistemas de rios que desembocam no Golfo do México, como Kansas, Tennesse, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Mississipi, Louisiana, Arkansas, sul do Alabama e Flórida. Os machos possuem as caudas mais grossas e mais compridas e são maiores que as fêmeas. Ambos possuem garras extremamente poderosas, que os ajudam a rasgar seus alimentos. As Tartarugas Aligator são ótimas caçadoras, elas possuem uma língua rosa bipartida ( semelhante as das cobras ) que imita vermes em sua boca, atraindo assim peixes que vem atacar os supostos vermes entrando assim em sua boca e se tornando presas fáceis, porém sua alimentação não é baseada somente em peixes, elas comem quase tudo que se mexa, pois suas mandíbulas são extremamente grandes e fortes, sendo capazes de quebrar ossos, em seu cardápio estão incluídos além de peixes, camarões, lagostas, caranguejos, moluscos, salamandras, sapos, cobras, patos, garças, pequenos roedores, filhotes de crocodilos e tartarugas menores, porém na falta destes elas também se alimentam de plantas aquáticas, raízes e frutas. E podem ficar mais de 50 minutos submersos a espera de suas presas, pois elas podem baixar sua frequencia cardíaca, taxa metabólica e temperatura. E por passarem muito tempo submersos podem até crescer algas em seu casco, aumentando ainda mais sua camuflagem.Apesar de passar a maior parte de suas vidas no fundo de rios e lagos, as Tartarugas Aligator também necessitam dos raios solares para o aquecimento e para ajudar no desenvolvimento da carapaça, sendo essencial principalmente durante as fases iniciais de grande crescimento corpóreo.A tartaruga mais pesada de água doce já encontrada foi uma Tartaruga Aligator pesando 183 quilos capturada no Rio Neosho condado Cherokee no Kansas em 1937, porém esses dados não foram bem registrados e o fato acabou se tornando lenda.
9 Dec 2008
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Dr. Mike travels to the southern United States, where he cautiously snags a snapping turtle with the downward bite force of over 45 pounds. New episodes of Bite Me With Dr. Mike air Tuesday nights at 10PM, only on Travel Channel. *******www.travelchannel****/TV_Shows/Bite_Me_with_Dr_Mike
11 Aug 2009
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A snapping turtle backing me down.
7 Sep 2009
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while out at the Blackstone River Bike Path in Cumberland, Rhode Island I found a baby snapping turtle and decided to keep her. I think its a her. Distributed by Tubemogul.
13 Sep 2009
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Strange Alligator Snapping Turtle - Macrochelys temminckii - *******www.bioexpedition**** for amazing animal facts
7 Oct 2009
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How to set lines to catch snapping turtles
14 Oct 2009
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A young snapper savagely rips apart a frog.
18 Jun 2007
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4 Aug 2009
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You know these turtles can live to really old ages, that probably has something to do with why he's so snappy. I mean I've seen grumpy 80 year olds, cant imagine a grumpy 150 year old. servers the dude right!!
29 Jun 2008
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Bullfrogs and snapping turtles on Cape Ann.
28 Jan 2007
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aight, meet Xavier. He is a Missouri common snapping turtle!
10 Jul 2007
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Mountain biking through the Harmony Valley Conservation Area in Durham Region I came across a very large snapping turtle. It caught me by surprise as he was right by the trail. I never thought I would run into a turtle that close to home in Oshawa.
29 Jul 2008
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