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Not only are Alligator Snapping Turtles large, they are also long lived. While ranges of 20 to 70 years are normal, it is possible for them to live to age 100.They are distinguished by their large sizes, huge, powerful jaws, and ridged carapace that consists of three rows of spines.
The tongue of an Alligator Snapping Turtle has a quite ingenious way of luring in prey. It has a red piece of skin that resembles a worm. Fish and frogs, which make up most of the Turtles' diet, are drawn to this lure and are then captures in the Turtles' powerful, beak-like jaws. Alligator Snapping Turtles will also eat insects, small mammals and even other turtles! Basically, if it fits in their jaws, they eat it.
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