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Quiz: Are You Savvy About Snapping Turtles?




(Photo courtesy of Paul Dacko)

Snapping turtles are often feared for their bite, but there's more to these turtles than their powerful jaws.

See how much you know about these creatures on this quiz. Feel free to study up ahead of time with the help of our creature feature.

Note: If on a mobile device, click here to take the quiz.

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