Alligator Snapping Turtles

Watch your fingers…we’ve got a “snappy” turtle that is the Volunteer version of “Jaws!”

Here’s a story about an animal that uses its tongue as a lure. It’s the alligator snapping turtle, a fearsome-looking animal that you would swear is a throwback to the prehistoric age by its looks. He just sits on the bottom of a river and waits for fish to come by, then wiggles his tongue, which looks like a small worm, to attract them. Wild Side Guide Alan Griggs takes us to west Tennessee to show us how this tough-looking turtle is returning to its natural home.

 From show 2306

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