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Nature's Greatest Tricksters

By Becky Ferreira Jan 21, 2014

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The Alligator Snapping Turtle

These guys are tough turtles. It's like they're the love children of crocodiles and tanks. But because they are crazy rebels, they decided that being walking fortresses wasn't enough: they needed to master trickery too. So naturally, they evolved a tongue that looks like a worm. They lie in wait with their jaws wide open until some poor bird flies by and says, "aww yes, look at that perfect worm down there." And that's the LAST THING IT SAYS. Abracadabra, y'all.

Tags: animals, slideshows, nature, tricks, geeky things, insects

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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