Cantor’s Giant Soft Shelled Turtle The Cantor's giant softshell turtle or Asian giant softshell turtle is a species of freshwater turtle. The turtle has a broad head and small eyes close to the tip of its snout. The carapace is smooth and olive-colored.

Cantor’s Giant Soft Shelled Turtle The Cantor's giant softshell turtle or Asian giant softshell turtle is a species of freshwater turtle. The turtle has a broad head and small eyes close to the tip of its snout. The carapace is smooth and olive-colored.

You might think that turtles are not scary, then you clearly haven’t seen a mata mata yet. These freshwater turtles can be found in the Amazon described by a French Naturalist as a large land turtle with spiky and ridged scales. This is why it’s so scary, because it is so ugly. Do not worry though, unless you’re a fish or an invertebrate then you’re safe. Humans are not part of their diet. These scary looking creature won’t harm you.

You might think that turtles are not scary, then you clearly haven’t seen a mata mata yet. These freshwater turtles can be found in the Amazon described by a French Naturalist as a large land turtle with spiky and ridged scales. This is why it’s so scary, because it is so ugly. Do not worry though, unless you’re a fish or an invertebrate then you’re safe. Humans are not part of their diet. These scary looking creature won’t harm you.

The largest freshwater turtle can eat small alligators, but there is much we don't know about them.

Meet the prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtle, a possibly endangered Alabama resident

The largest freshwater turtle can eat small alligators, but there is much we don't know about them.

Get ready to see the largest freshwater turtle in North America, as Coyote comes face to face with an alligator snapping turtle!

Get ready to see the largest freshwater turtle in North America, as Coyote comes face to face with an alligator snapping turtle!

Mata mata (Chelus fimbriatus) freshwater turtles of South America use their long necks and tube-like noses to breathe air from time-to-time while they wait for prey underwater.

Mata mata (Chelus fimbriatus) freshwater turtles of South America use their long necks and tube-like noses to breathe air from time-to-time while they wait for prey underwater.

This appears to be an albino or leucistic Murray River Turtle (fully grown adult male). I can't see what colour the shell is as it is covered in green algae. I saw this freshwater turtle at the Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary in the Adelaide Hills in company with a bunch of other Murray River Turtles (see shot 5 in this series for some 'normal' ones).

This appears to be an albino or leucistic Murray River Turtle (fully grown adult male). I can't see what colour the shell is as it is covered in green algae. I saw this freshwater turtle at the Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary in the Adelaide Hills in company with a bunch of other Murray River Turtles (see shot 5 in this series for some 'normal' ones).

One of the largest freshwater turtles in the world, the alligator snapping turtle is a prehistoric-looking species with a reputation as the ‘dinosaur of the turtle world’. It is another endemic species to the USA and there has been a major decline in numbers as a result of over-collection by a major soup manufacturing company and over-harvesting for their meat in many states.

One of the largest freshwater turtles in the world, the alligator snapping turtle is a prehistoric-looking species with a reputation as the ‘dinosaur of the turtle world’. It is another endemic species to the USA and there has been a major decline in numbers as a result of over-collection by a major soup manufacturing company and over-harvesting for their meat in many states.

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