Turtles are reptiles, they are omnivores. Usually lives on the bottom of rivers, streams, lagoons, lakes, ponds, …….wild animals. They are aggressive like many other carnivores, but cowardly. When hungry, they can eat each other or attack other animals to eat. In this article, I will show you that turtles are not as harmless slow animals as you think!
1. Turtle vs crocodile
Crocodiles are best known for their shrewd hunting style and can kill a turtle in several ways. They can swallow, bite, or do the infamous death roll to tear down a turtle’s flesh. They swallow smaller turtles, especially baby turtles, in a single gulp. Therefore, they will not go through the hassle of biting or chewing tiny turtles. However, when it comes to eating larger ones, they have different plans. Adult turtles have well-developed shells, large for a crocodile to swallow in a single gulp. So, the crocodile will have to crack the shell before they tear the turtle’s flesh.
Like leatherbacks, some sea turtles can weigh over 800 pounds, making them a hard target for saltwater crocodiles. The crocodile will use its infamous “death roll” to subdue the turtle in such encounters.
The crocodile will grasp the turtle with its explosive bite and rotate it to mutilate its body. Then the crocodile will gnaw off the dismembered parts. At Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, a poor turtle tries to escape the sharp teeth of an alligator. But it seems very difficult. After many attempts, the turtle still could not escape the cold-blooded killer.
2. Turtle vs lizard
Turtle vs lizard
Most turtle species are opportunistic omnivores; land-dwelling species are more herbivorous and aquatic ones more carnivorous. Generally lacking speed and agility, most turtles feed either on plant material or on animals with limited movements like mollusks, worms, and insect larvae. Some species, such as the African helmeted turtle and snapping turtles, eat fish, amphibians, reptiles (including other turtles), birds, and mammals. They may take them by ambush but also scavenge.
Many turtle species, including tortoises, supplement their diet with eggshells, animal bones, hair, and droppings for extra nutrients. This time the turtle’s prey is a lizard. The turtle constantly attacks the gecko. Lock the victim’s tail. Causes the prey to struggle painfully and lose a part of the tail. Geckos quickly find a way to escape from predators. Turtle continued to chase. Once again the victim was attacked. The lizard was unable to escape. Its end seemed destined, it became the turtle’s meal.
3. Turtle vs snake
Snakes are some of the most dangerous animals in the wild. Turtles are known for having the best defense against any predator. So, what would happen if those two meet? Will the snake try to eat the turtle? And if it tries will it be able to do so? Most snakes can only eat baby and juvenile turtles or smaller turtle species, like the Mud or Musk Turtles. Very few snake species are able to eat full adult turtles. Some of the snake species that are able to do so are: Kingsnakes, Anacondas, and Lachesis Snakes.
While most adult snakes should be able to swallow a turtle, most of them don’t do this for two reasons. Turtles are hard to digest, due to their shells. And turtles will defend themselves. While most turtles seem pretty harmless, they can actually be very dangerous, especially against snakes. During this fight, the turtle was repeatedly attacked by snakes. The war is going on very fiercely. Then to turn the situation around, the turtle set up a trap for the snake to get into its mouth. The snake automatically put its head into the turtle’s mouth, the plan was successful. The turtle bit off the snake’s head and it began to enjoy the meal brought to its mouth.
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