Many of nature’s deadliest creatures are quite obviously threatening just by sight. After all, you don’t have to look at a lion or a bear for too long to realize that the animal has the potential to cause some serious damage!
Other creatures pose much more subtle threats, and these animals can actually be more dangerous, simply because you wouldn’t think by their appearance that there’s anything to worry about. South America’s mata mata turtle is one such creature.
The bizarre-looking reptile spends most of its time blending into the debris at the bottom of ponds and streams, barely moving and only occasionally breathing through it’s snorkel nose… but when an unsuspecting fish swims by, this turtle strikes with deadly force.
You’d never expect a turtle of all creatures to be able to strike like that! It’s almost snake-like, but far more subtle…
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