Alligator snapping turtles are among the largest freshwater turtles in the world. They are ambush predators that lie in wait, well-camouflaged for their prey. A successful ambush essentially depends on the element of surprise. Two reddish, worm-like lures on the end of their tongues wiggle about luring prey into striking distance. Status according to Red List: Vulnerable
Order: turtles; family: chelydridae
Fish, frogs, water snakes, worms and snails
Inhabits the beds of rivers and lakes, preferably in zones with dense vegetation on soft, muddy beds.
Lays 10–50 eggs; incubation: 82–114 days
Status according to Red List:Vulnerable (VU)