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a group of turtles is called a bale of turtles


Snapping Turtles are omnivorous, though their diet is primarily meat. They will hunt and scavenge for their meal. Snapping Turtles are a poor choice of pet for most, as they can become quite large in captivity, and as their name implies, have a habit of snapping at your fingers.

The Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is the smaller of the two types. They can be found in North and South America, and not endangered. Common Snapping Turtles have a smoother appearing shell, lacking the distinct dorsal ridges of the Alligator Snapping Turtle.

The Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) is the larger type of snapping turtle. They are native to the Southeastern United States area of North America. Alligator Snapping Turtles have a distinct ridged shell, and a unique pink appendage in their mouths to lure their pray.

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