Turtle Narrowly Escapes Gator’s Jaws

This incredible video captures the moment a turtle narrowly escapes being devoured by a large alligator.

The American alligator is one of the apex predators in the southeast United States. With a bite force of 9,452 newtons (2,125 lbf), the gator has one of the strongest bites on the planet, and it can crush a turtle shell like an egg.

However, this plucky turtle was able to maneuver its way out of the gator’s jaws to see another day.


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While we have seen videos of turtles riding on the backs of alligators, make no mistake – turtles are often prey for these great American crocodilians. This turtle was very lucky to survive. Things could have ended up quite differently had the gator been able to get a grip on the turtle…

Click here to watch an alligator crush and devour a turtle… [WARNING: Not for the faint of heart!]

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