One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large snapping turtle occurring in fresh water around the Gulf of Mexico.
Macroclemys temminckii, family Chelydridae
- ‘When submerged on the bottom of a river, it is easy to mistake the alligator snapper for a pile of rocks.’
- ‘Historical records show alligator snappers up to 300 pounds have been captured in Georgia and Florida.’
- ‘The alligator snapping turtle lays its eggs on dry land in soft earth or sand.’
- ‘Although alligator snappers do not prefer moving water, it is necessary to keep the water from stagnating.’
- ‘You can keep other species of turtles with alligator snappers provided they are the same size.’
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