Zookeeper and herpetologist Tommie Clark captured an incredibly rare display of snapping turtle behavior as he witnessed the reptile scaling an 8-foot fence.
This snapper has a clear goal in mind: get to water. The species is almost entirely aquatic and needs water to survive, so his determination isn’t surprising. The behavior displayed, however, is truly incredible.
Snappers have been filmed scaling chain-link fences like this before, so it isn’t unheard of. But if you are familiar with the species and their stocky build, you know how incredible it is to witness.
“When I think of turtles, I do not think climbing ability,” Nature is Metal captions the clip on their Instagram. “Apparently, I was way off base as there are several turtle species known for their ability to climb.”
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