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A large-headed, long-tailed snapping turtle of the southeastern US, found especially in the Gulf States. Weighing up to 150 pounds (67.5 kg), it is the largest freshwater turtle in North America.
- ‘When submerged on the bottom of a river, it is easy to mistake the alligator snapper for a pile of rocks.’
- ‘Although alligator snappers do not prefer moving water, it is necessary to keep the water from stagnating.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘You can keep other species of turtles with alligator snappers provided they are the same size.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.