9. Alligator Snapping Turtle.
Size: 16-32 in. (40-80 cm.) 220 lbs.(100 kg.)
Alligator snapping turtles are the biggest freshwater turtles in the world. They are found in the Southeastern United States. I like alligator snapping turtles because when I was 8 years old I saw one in The Reptile Zoo in Monroe, Washington. The handler was feeding the turtle what looked like sardines, and I saw it nearly jump out of the tank to eat them. It was like watching a mini dinosaur jumping out of the tank!
*The male Alligator snapping turtles are far bigger than the females, females usually only weigh 50 lbs (23 kg.).
*The Alligator snapping turtle can live from 50 to 100 years!
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