Scientific Name: Macrochelys temminckii
Found In: United States/Reservoirs and rivers
Size: Adults average 2.5 to 3 feet in length and weigh 150 to 170 pounds
Diet: Carnivore. Diet consists of fish and some small mammals.
Threat Level: Vulnerable. Habitat loss, international trade for its meat, pollution, and pesticide accumulation in its habitat are the major threats to this species.
Facts: To lure their prey, alligator snapping turtles have an appendage on the ends of their tongues that looks like a worm.