Alligator snapping turtles are throwbacks to the dinosaur age, and they look the part.

Although they live most of their life in water, females lay eggs on land, often traveling a distance before laying eggs in soft soil. This is a time when many people encounter them and wonder, “Do they really snap?” or “I’ll bet my reflexes are faster than it.”

This video shows a large snapping turtle taking a bite of a watermelon. Match your reflexes and see if you’d get your fingers back.

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