Truly Weird •

The mata mata’s strange habits and alien-like appearance have helped it gain a reputation as one of the oddest turtles on planet Earth. Naturally, some other forms of the species such as the spiny softshell and the alligator-snapping turtle might look just as bizarre. However, few can match the mata mata in the weirdness stakes. Photo Credit: Flickr / Brian Gratwicke | CC BY 2.0

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