Turtles in Maine

The first turtles in the world are believed to have existed over 220,000 million years ago. Many of them turtles live to be over 100 years old.

One of the most famous turtles is the snapper, included in the pictures below, they enjoy muddy conditions, weedy ponds, and marshes.

The idea of a snapper turtle snapping is not a myth, they are very cautious creatures and will attack you when giving the chance.

They only attack when provoked, I wouldn’t worry about swimming near the creature, but if you poke a stick at it, be ready to lose a stick or an arm.

They basically just eat tiny animals and aquatic plants, crayfish and other small fish, they also will eat ducklings, frogs, and crab apples.

You will notice in the pictures that we gathered below that the crab apples do not interest the turtle when he feels like he is being attacked.

In Maine, there are 7 species of turtles, that include, Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Eastern box Turtle, Stink Turtle, Wood Turtle, Eastern Painted Turtle, Snapping Turtle, and spotted turtle.

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