Snapping Turtle Looks Like It Has 2 Mouths

Alligator snapper

What is going on here?

Some things out there just don’t make sense. But, you can’t help but look and wonder how did that happen?

Snapping turtles are among the largest freshwater turtles in North America. They can grow up to a foot and a half in length and weigh up to 35 pounds. The females are typically larger than males, with an average length of 12-15 inches.

The common snapping turtle has one of the most powerful bites out there. Their jaws are capable of exerting a force of up to 1000 pounds per square inch, which is strong enough to crush bones and even sever fingers. Despite their intimidating bite, common snapping turtles are not aggressive towards humans unless they feel threatened.

Common snapping turtles are omnivorous and will eat just about anything they can catch, including fish, frogs, insects, small mammals, and even dead animals. They are opportunistic feeders and will often ambush their prey by lying in wait on the bottom of rivers, lakes, and swamps.

This wild turtle is seen snapping away but it seems to have two mouths?

Upon closer inspection, the turtle’s skin has seemingly separated from the jaw bone leaving a giant hole in its throat and mouth.

The turtle snaps as it can bite just fine but looks like it has two mouths.

“One of the gnarliest things I’ve ever seen. This snapping turtle has completely lost the skin/ muscle connection between its lower jaw and throat.

This has left its hyoid and jaw detached, it would seem like a life threatening condition for most animals, but per usual with turtles they make do with what’s available and keep on livin.”

Nature is crazy. The stuff these animals go through.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock