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Alligator Snapping Turtle

Alligator
Snapping
Turtle
is an acrostic for ast.
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Definition of the noun alligator snapping turtle

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noun

  1. large species having three ridges on its back; found in southeastern United States

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Google previewWhy Dogs Eat Poop, and Other Useless or Gross Information About the Animal Kingdom (2010)

by Francesca Gould, David Haviland

The alligator snapping turtle is a big, ferocious predator that can weigh as much as 220 pounds (100 kg). Its jaws are hooked and have a sharp cutting edge made of horn. It is so fierce that if you approach one on land, it may well attack you.

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 8: Environment by Martin Melosi

The alligator snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in the world; its languid movements allow green algae to grow on its shell. The gopher tortoise burrows underground along the southern coasts when temperatures become too high.

Google previewKnoxville Zoo (2007)

by Sonya A. Haskins

The alligator snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in the United States and possibly the largest in the world. The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) has this turtle listed as a threatened ...

Google previewI See a Kookaburra! (2005)

Discovering Animal Habitats Around the World by Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

The alligator snapping turtle is a huge reptile, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animal Predators (2017)

Learn about Each Predator’s Traits and Behaviors; Identify the Tracks and Signs of More Than 50 Predators; Protect Your Livestock, Poultry, and Pets by Janet Vorwald Dohner

Compared with the common snapper, the alligator snapping turtle has a small range. Some experts divide the Macrochelys into 3 separate species: the Apalachicola (M. apalachicolae), the Suwannee (M. suwanniensis), and the ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

alligator snapping turtle Vertebrate Zoology, a North American ...

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