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Turtle, 1 -- Gator, 0

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Hum    6,928

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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Growled    3,880

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

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DocM    12,463

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

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Torolol    925

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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Matthew S.    224

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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DocM    12,463

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

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Crisp    3,270

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

Wonder if a fully evolved one could break its shell.

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DocM    12,463

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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Hum    6,928

How about gators with shells ! :woot:

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XerXis    251

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

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spacer    980

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:

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