Alligator Snapping Turtle Hatchlings

Alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) hatchlings. The tail of hatchling alligator snapping turtles is prehensile, allowing the young turtle to cling to vegetation or debris in flowing water.

Alligator Snapping Turtle Hatchlings

Courtesy of Dr. Stanley E. Trauth

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