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Giant Snake-necked Turtle

Reptiles / Chelodina expansa
Length 19"
Conservation Status

Snake-necked turtles have very long necks that aid them when they grab prey. These turtles cannot pull their necks into their shell; instead they tuck them to one side or the other. The giant snake-necked turtle is the largest of the many species of side-neck turtles that inhabit Australia.

Queensland and New South Wales, Australia
Waterholes and rivers
Insects, shrimp, fish and frogs
Giant Snake-necked Turtle
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