Why did the crab bite the turtle?

Why did the dog bite the turtle?

Because dogs are natural predator of turtles, terrapins, and tortoises.

It can be mean being green! Turtles, terrapins, and tortoises face a wide variety of enemies everyday, 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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