The only reptile not disliked or despised by most humans worldwide is the turtle.
A snapping turtle can’t swallow unless its head is under water.
A snapping turtle never snaps in the water.
Land turtles have high-domed shells, water turtles low-domed.
Some hibernating turtles hold their breath all winter.
Most turtles are deaf.
Leatherneck sea turtles dive deeper than any other air-breathing animal. They’ve been checked out at 3,900 feet down.
When a turtle pulls its head into its shell, its neck folds into an S-shape.
Turtles see in color.
About the size of a goose, black above and grayish white below, the flightless great auk was easily slaughtered in its breeding grounds for its flesh, feathers, and oil.