Can snapping turtles jump?
I’ve helped enough Snapping Turtles on the roads and I’ve had enough to know that yes they CAN jump, let me see if I can find a video to back it up…
Edited to add…..
It’s not a big step forward, but here’s a start, I’m still looking…
At best, a snapping turtle can lunge, but jumping up and attacking something, well, that’s just plain nonsense, especially if it’s an adult alligator snapping turtle that can weigh over 200 pounds. Simply put, the physiology of turtles and tortoises is such that they are designed not to run or jump.
Givemename speaks the truth. I remember helping a tall adult across the road and he kept jumping and jumping. He sprang up several times on his hind legs and looked like he was getting some air. He was only jumping about 3 or 4 inches forward, but he was jumping or jumping.
If you mean totally jump off the ground like a frog… NO. They can LUNGE and move very quickly when provoked. They have very long necks and can reach almost their entire body, so they should be handled with care, especially the larger ones. They can and will rip your fingers off! In fact, I’m rehabilitating one now to be released when it gets warm enough here.
No. Turtles are too heavy and their legs are too short to jump.
only when they fall off a cliff
try sneaking into one and screaming….BOO
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