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Can a Snapping Turtle Snap?

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     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.04

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     challenging words:    freshwater, saw-teeth, snap, turtle, underwater, really, soak, powerful, lake, however, along, also, backs, often, gentle, strong


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Can a Snapping Turtle Snap?
By Erin Horner
  

1     Can a snapping turtle really snap? Well, not with two fingers like we can. But this turtle can snap - with his strong jaws! And this snap or bite can really hurt! Snapping turtles live in freshwater. They like to live in lakes, rivers, and ponds. These tan and dark green turtles have webbed toes. They also have a long tail with saw-teeth on the edge. Snapping turtles like to stay underwater. They walk along a river's muddy bottom. While they walk, they look for food. These turtles like to eat fish and frogs. They also eat snakes, birds, plants, and even insects. While they are known for their powerful snap, these turtles can .....
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