What natural predators do turtles have?

It can be mean being green! Turtles, terrapins, and tortoises face a wide variety of enemies every day, especially in the suburbs where dogs, raccoons, and other mammals can be found. Cooks and crocs also hurt turtles, as do otters, crabs, and other sea life.  In some parts of the world the biggest killer of turtles isn’t other animals, but humans eating them.

This Cool, Gross & Weird!® excerpt is from Today’s Dinosaurs: A Complete Guide to Turtles, Terrapins, and Tortoises by Stacey Venzel (July 2017/Sherpa Multimedia). Today’s Dinosaurs is available now.


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