Whats large, has a shell and bites? A snapping turtle! Today I am going to be telling you about snapping turtles. Snapping turtles have a powerful bite that can break through animal bones and possibly human bones.
Snapping turtles live in shallow freshwater. They live in Canada, to as far as Mexico. It’s natural range extends from southern eastern Canada to southwest to the rocky mountains. They prefer water with muddy bottoms and lots of vegetation so that they can hide more easily.
Snapping turtles are omnivores. They eat fish, worms, snakes, crickets, frogs and plants. Snapping turtles can go days without food, even weeks! When food is available though, they will eat all they can and may become quite fat.
Snapping turtles enter hibernation during late October and emerge sometime between March or May depending on temperature. To hibernate, they burrow into the debris or mud bottom of ponds or lakes, settle beneath logs, or retreat into muskrat burrows or lodges.
As you can see snapping turtles are amazing creatures; although they are slow and can become fat, they are very powerful and really strong. I hope you liked my facts on snapping turtles.