Alligator Snapping Turtle vs Common Snapping Turtle

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  • Published: 14 July 2015
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    Alligator Snapping Turtle vs Common Snapping Turtle!

    Often confused for one another the prehistoric looking Alligator Snapping Turtle and the more widespread Common Snapping Turtle are two very distinct species.

    Yes it is true that they both share similarities in appearance but everything from their temperament to the way they hunt are completely different. In this video adventurer and animal expert Coyote Peterson will compare the two side by side to show you each ones unique features so you will better understand their individual traits and be able to properly identify them if you see one in the wild!



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Comments • 12 587

  • Fizzbear
    Fizzbear  12 minutes back

    Which would you like to be in a small pool with?

    Like = regular snapping turtle

    Comment = alligator snapping turtle

    I’m not asking for likes I actually want too see.

    • Shubham Choudhary
      Shubham Choudhary  7 hours back

      3:05 they can use this footage to portray godzilla.

      • Jason Gibbs
        Jason Gibbs  7 hours back

        This dude's crazy..

        • Couch Potato
          Couch Potato  8 hours back

          It would make more sense if it was crocodile snapping turtle and not alligator, because crocs are Less aggressive

          • Vip Hem
            Vip Hem  10 hours back

            I want to see them fight so bad

            • Hailey Garavito
              Hailey Garavito  19 hours back

              Who else thought they were going to fight ... just me Ok

              • AJG JR
                AJG JR  20 hours back

                I can’t wait for the video of YOU losing your FACE😎

                • LONELY STICKMAN WITH NO SUBSCRIBER Stickman

                  My mouth just automatically opens while watching this video lol

                  • Wall Cutter
                    Wall Cutter  21 hours back

                    Truly a direct link to the dinosaur period. They saw dinosaurs. They survived ...

                    • sencai YT
                      sencai YT  23 hours back

                      This common snapping turtle looks high af 2:53

                      • Phantom X
                        Phantom X  1 days back

                        Alligator snapping turtle=Bowser >:3

                        • Idiot Sandwich
                          Idiot Sandwich  1 days back

                          Difference between crocodile and alligator

                          • steven Jonathan
                            steven Jonathan  1 days back

                            Alligator snapping has more powerful bite power than common snapping

                            • miggy botoy
                              miggy botoy  1 days back

                              The alligater snapping turtle looks like gamera

                              • Marty Hawley
                                Marty Hawley  1 days back

                                4aqc

                                • Ben McCarty
                                  Ben McCarty  1 days back

                                  Lmao the way they keep their mouths open constantly is so cute to me

                                  • Pierre R
                                    Pierre R  1 days back

                                    Buddy had a huge chew in eh

                                    • Cdezamericans dafuq
                                      Cdezamericans dafuq  1 days back

                                      Godzilla

                                      • Kiana Dangler
                                        Kiana Dangler  1 days back

                                        just pure demons

                                        • 愛Clippy
                                          愛Clippy  2 days back

                                          Who else thought they were actually gonna fight?

                                          • Adonis
                                            Adonis  2 days back

                                            Godzilla vs t-rex

                                            • wise johnny
                                              wise johnny  2 days back

                                              Does it taste good?

                                              • Kurogiri
                                                Kurogiri  2 days back

                                                Ö vs ö

                                                • elaiza
                                                  elaiza  2 days back

                                                  Yum looks good

                                                  • Peak & Peak
                                                    Peak & Peak  2 days back

                                                    1:16 just looks like my dog when I pick it up

                                                    • Israel Coria
                                                      Israel Coria  2 days back

                                                      Superman vs the flash

                                                      • underdog _
                                                        underdog _  2 days back

                                                        2:53 When you tell a really good joke

                                                        • Dev Gingerely
                                                          Dev Gingerely  2 days back

                                                          Turtle: *Exists*
                                                          Plastic straws: *Exists*
                                                          Plastic Straws: I'm bout to end this man's career.

                                                          VSCO girls: Haha I'm about to end its career.

                                                          • misy4ru3
                                                            misy4ru3  2 days back

                                                            LET THEM FIGHT.

                                                            • Happy Vibes
                                                              Happy Vibes  2 days back

                                                              Turtles are so cute

                                                              • Ramon Rich
                                                                Ramon Rich  2 days back

                                                                Damn, I thought you were gunna let both bite you at the same time and tell us which hurt more lolololol cool video. I like turtles

                                                                • McKayla Nuernberg
                                                                  McKayla Nuernberg  2 days back

                                                                  Tbh what they have in common is that they are both very ugly 😂 😂 😂

                                                                  • tecums3h
                                                                    tecums3h  2 days back

                                                                    All hail the king.

                                                                    • Isaks Knattar
                                                                      Isaks Knattar  2 days back

                                                                      I thought they Were gonna fight :(
                                                                      Sad chicken leg bis noices:/

                                                                      • John Quinn
                                                                        John Quinn  3 days back

                                                                        You. Rock

                                                                        • GMNGQ8
                                                                          GMNGQ8  3 days back

                                                                          I'm here because the of the main picture of the video. I'm disappointed that there were no biting between the two turtles 😂

                                                                          • Eljereau Martiena
                                                                            Eljereau Martiena  3 days back

                                                                            Giga bowser vs bowser

                                                                            • Ayrton Ng
                                                                              Ayrton Ng  3 days back

                                                                              I thought they were actually going to fight

                                                                              • Casey Flentye
                                                                                Casey Flentye  3 days back

                                                                                Incredible creatures.

                                                                                • Alfie Sheridan
                                                                                  Alfie Sheridan  3 days back

                                                                                  I won’t do it inside I will do it outside

                                                                                  • Joseph Dicola
                                                                                    Joseph Dicola  3 days back

                                                                                    2:24
                                                                                    :D

                                                                                    • Kenny Wimmer
                                                                                      Kenny Wimmer  3 days back

                                                                                      i wonder if he has all ten fingers yet ?????

                                                                                      • Edward Brown
                                                                                        Edward Brown  3 days back

                                                                                        The difference is one's Bowser and one's Bowser Jr, got it

                                                                                        • Masamune is Useless
                                                                                          Masamune is Useless  3 days back

                                                                                          Is it just me or why does the common snapping turtle look so cu the and happy?

                                                                                          • MAstered Arefair
                                                                                            MAstered Arefair  3 days back

                                                                                            Imagine using Alligator snapping turtle
                                                                                            And Commom snapping turtles are your throwable for the predators

                                                                                            Example:
                                                                                            You throw the Alligator snapping turtle
                                                                                            And the predator hits its face and run away if it's the shell or the mouth
                                                                                            It's because its heavy

                                                                                            *Toink*
                                                                                            And for the Common snapping turtle
                                                                                            Its heavy but Hard to throw it clearly
                                                                                            Like your throwing heavy rocks

                                                                                            • Jacksepticeye Jackspediky

                                                                                              Godzilla

                                                                                              • Tou Xiong
                                                                                                Tou Xiong  3 days back

                                                                                                3:23 Did you just touch me??

                                                                                                • Godzilla Earth
                                                                                                  Godzilla Earth  3 days back

                                                                                                  I like alligator snapping turtle best, it’s like the godzilla of swamps