The Most Dangerous Turtle of Russia

Трионикс Дальневосточный: Самая опасная черепаха России

The soft-shelled turtle of the Russian Far East also inhabits China, Japan and other eastern countries. The animal is used in local exotic cuisines but protects itself with strong jaws – if you try to catch it for making soup, you are gonna lose your finger. If you try to grab the turtle from behind, keep in mind that the neck of the animal is long enough to bite you even when you are behind it.

Трионикс Дальневосточный: Самая опасная черепаха России

While other turtles have a huge problem to recover their feet when they turn upside down, this one does it perfectly using the long and strong neck.

Трионикс Дальневосточный: Самая опасная черепаха России

Трионикс Дальневосточный: Самая опасная черепаха России

Трионикс Дальневосточный: Самая опасная черепаха России

Трионикс Дальневосточный: Самая опасная черепаха России

The neck also helps the turtle to attack pray unexpectedly and breath while in water without coming out completely.

Трионикс Дальневосточный: Самая опасная черепаха России

The animal pees through special pores in its throat… And yes, its mouth smells like a public toilet.

Трионикс Дальневосточный: Самая опасная черепаха России

Трионикс Дальневосточный: Самая опасная черепаха России

It can attack and eat anything – from shell-fish to pigeons, and it does not hesitate to attack even bigger creatures, immediately trying to bite their heads off.

Трионикс Дальневосточный: Самая опасная черепаха России

Трионикс Дальневосточный: Самая опасная черепаха России

A newborn turtle is only 3 cm long.

Трионикс Дальневосточный: Самая опасная черепаха России

The turtle has long strong claws, and the webbed feet allow the soft-shelled turtle to swim very fast.

Трионикс Дальневосточный: Самая опасная черепаха России

 

The Most Dangerous Turtle of Russia

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6 thoughts on “The Most Dangerous Turtle of Russia”

  1. Its illegal to sell green turtles in the US. Their bodies of covered with salmonella germs. My friend in Russia had one of the green small turtles as a pet. He got the bacterial on his hands, it got in his mouth and he became extremely sick. He said he lived on the toilet for a week. I suggested he get rid of it.

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  2. Snapping turtles have shells that offer little protection from enemies, so they make up for it by being nasty and aggressive, like soft-shells.

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