Fluffy the alligator snapping turtle found in Cumbrian tarn – video | Environment

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An alligator snapping turtle, with a jaw experts say can break through bone, was spotted living by a lake in Cumbria.

The animal is native to swamplands of the southern US such as Florida, has a hard and rugged shell as well as a sharp and wide jaw.

Vets said despite not being used to the cooler climate in the UK, the turtle, who has been named Fluffy, was relatively healthy, although a little lethargic when first brought in. The turtle will soon be moving to a specialist wildlife centre in Cornwall



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