Man lets snapping turtle bite him to dispel myth

WildCreaturesPublished: July 8, 201662,293 views
Published: July 8, 2016

To dispel a myth, this man allows a 25lb snapping turtle to bite his finger during hand feeding. This is a wild turtle that occasionally appears at the dock in a remote Ontario lake. He is the biggest snapping turtle in the area. Common snapping turtles are capable of inflicting a painful bite, but they cannot tear off a finger or snap a broomstick in half. A close relative, the alligator snapping turtle is definitely capable of doing severe damage. All snapping turtles should be treated with respect and caution. This turtle was not acting aggressively and the bite did not break the skin.

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