The world is full of fantastic creatures that are hard to believe in their existence and we can only see them in movies, that's why we are amazed when we know about some of them which are really rare, a clear example is this incredible turtle that takes on its shell a layer of earth, even some think it could be the turtle that held the world as thought by the ancient cosmologists.
The photograph was taken by the professor of psychology at Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA), Timothy Roth .
According to some experts, it is a snapping turtle ('Chelydra serpentine'), a species that has been researched and followed with radio transmitters by Task Force Turtle biologists for decades.

The biology professor at Washington College, Aaron R. Krochmal, was one of the initiators of the Task Force Turtle project. During his investigation, he explained that the turtle had surfaced after being two weeks plunged under the muddy ground of a lake that had dried.
Krochmal explained:
"We were not sure that the turtle was still holding the transmitter."
Most of the turtles had moved due to winter. This turtle buried in the depths without having any idea that would emerge. They imagined that maybe he had forgotten his winter guard and that he had lost the transmitter. Without having imagined the turtle emerged from the mud and began to walk.
Krochmal, also explained that the turtle has a weight of 6 kilograms and the incredible world that takes in its carapace measures 25 centimeters of thickness and weighs 8 kilograms. His large shell didn’t prevent him from walking to his place of hibernation.
These species follow the same path every year, from the place where they live in summer to the place where they shelter to wait for the cold to pass. Krochmal explained the following: "We think it's amazing that these animals use the same holes in the mud and return each year to the same place in the same hole, it's really incredible"
It is still a mystery about how turtles can survive underground for months without having to climb to the surface to get air. One theory explains that during hibernation these reptiles decrease their metabolism by which they breathe through the mouth and cloaca.
What do you think about this? Have you seen this turtle before carrying a small world in its shell?
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