Giant Ancient Turtle Capable of Dining on Crocs Discovered by Florida Researchers (IMAGES)
In the world of reptiles, turtles have a certain reputation as shell-dwelling wimps that make nice pets for 8-year-old girls. They're slow and passive and hardly what one would call intimidating. Sure, you can argue that the snapping turtles pack a mean bite, but who among us has actually been at the receiving end of one?
Edwin Cadena, who started the research as a graduate student at the University of Florida, found the giant beast in a Colombian mine. The picture below shows Cadena piecing together the shell, which is about five feet.
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