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#1 Hum

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 14:54

Wildlife photographer Patrick Castleberry captured images of a titanic tussle between an eastern river cooter turtle and a 6-foot alligator in Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp. Surprise, surprise – the turtle won (in that it didn’t end up in the gator’s belly). After 15 minutes of trying to crack the turtle’s shell in its jaw, the gator finally gave up and went on its way in search of something a bit softer on the outside. Castleberry spoke with the U.K.’s Daily Mail about the confrontation. “It was definitely turtle one, alligator nil,” he said.

http://news.yahoo.co...tack-slideshow/

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:51

That's awesome. Not many times the gator doesn't win.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 21:07

Turtles have been around for >220 million years for one reason: the g**damned shell works.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:13

Turtles have been around for >220 million years for one reason: the g**damned shell works.

except against humans, and indeed some of their species goes extincts because of humans.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:28

Turtles have been around for >220 million years for one reason: the g**damned shell works.

until you get em on their backs >.>

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:05

Against people maybe, but it didn't do the 'gator any good.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:12

To be fair, it was only a small 6ft gator ;)

Wonder if a fully evolved one could break its shell.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:33

Maybe, but he'd have a problem with a big alligator snapping turtle. Some have long enough necks to reach around and bite back, and a big one can take a huge chunk of flesh - human or 'gator. There are reports of these up to 400 lbs.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:42

How about gators with shells ! :woot:

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:51

but but but, it left the turtle on its back :p

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:54

It's not surprising the alligator couldn't crack the shell. Most of the time, it's hard to get inside of a cooter... :shifty: