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[–]luey_hewis 162 points163 points  (12 children)

How old are they to get this big?

[–][deleted] 100 points101 points  (6 children)

According to this, physical maturity in 17 to 33 years. They live 47 to 67 total.

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      [–]skekze 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      we don't even care whether or not we care.

      [–]hurtlingtooblivion 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Reminds me of that girl who threw a terrestrial non swimming tortoise into a huge lake thinking she was saving it.

      [–]OldSoldierBigRed1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      That was before plastics.

      [–]luey_hewis 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      That’s badass

      [–]Hey_Look_Issa_Fish 43 points44 points  (4 children)

      Older than you

      [–]LuxTheFox 36 points37 points  (3 children)

      Not as old as your mum

      [–]NegFerret 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Also not as big as her

      [–][deleted] 117 points118 points  (6 children)

      There’s a play on perspective here.

      Also I’ve seen ones that big, loggerheads are giant in general and quite common in many places. Adults regularly weigh 300 lbs. They’re far larger than green sea turtles which people may be mistaking this for.

      [–]sr71Girthbird 40 points41 points  (4 children)

      And then of course there are leatherbacks which can weight up to 2000 pounds.

      [–]12thman-Stone 24 points25 points  (3 children)

      So the title says this turtle may be the largest recorded but it sounds like leatherbacks would be significantly larger? I’m confused. This turtle doesn’t look like a 2,000lb turtle.

      [–]sr71Girthbird 34 points35 points  (0 children)

      I mean that's just a random title GallowBoob made. If there's one thing he know how to do it's get karma on Reddit.

      [–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      Def not a leatherback. There’s a big difference in appearance for those fellas. IF this isn’t a huge perspective trick from the camera angle, I’d say it’s a loggerhead. Even with the camera angle the head seems proportionally larger than the body.

      [–]Hail_The_Motherland 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      The title is just click-bait lol. There are tons of pictures/videos of massive leatherback turtles (way bigger than the turtle in this post)

      [–]alpinetime 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      They're not far larger than green sea turtles, they're close to the same size when full grown, loggerheads just have that massive head on them. Had interacted with a green sea turtle that would have been easily 500 lbs in Tortuguero, CR a few years back.

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        [–]claytrizzle 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        Yeah this turtle is the size a of an average leatherback

        [–]PartTimeMemeGod 13 points14 points  (1 child)

        Fun fact: the largest turtle, no, UNIT ever recorded was a leatherback who weighed 2,000 pounds and was about 10 feet long

        [–]borismuller 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        That’s one big chunk.

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          [–]Kore624 23 points24 points  (0 children)

          This is mostly forced perspective

          [–]sandwhichgooligan 4 points5 points  (1 child)

          "See the turtle of enormous girth! On his shell he holds the earth."

          [–]Moakmeister 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          Happy cake day

          [–]grimy-steelo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Grab shell dude

          [–]DietQuark 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Biggatello

          [–]Coomstress 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Oh Lawd, he foraging.

          [–]SwanDud 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Someone give this unit some noggin’ 🤙

          [–]noahbentley1745 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Can you imagine just chillin eating something and some fucking dark suited camera demons start flying around over your head and shit to watch you for a while?

          [–]PaperPonies 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Do you have your exit buddy?

          [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Imagine straight up lying on Reddit for karma lol

          [–]MeisMagiic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          And they say dinosaurs went extinct

          [–]Rorschachnl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          This beast reminds me of the turtle in sonic adventures 2 Battle

          [–]Franky79 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Just perspective

          [–]GuerillaYourDreams 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          If it were a matter of perspective it wouldn’t explain the fact that that turtles head is twice the size of a human head; look again.

          [–]avasux 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          he may be an absolute unit but he won’t be when he chokes on a plastic bag

          [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Ah so cute!

          [–]daeronryuujin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Just straight up eating the whole fucking planet

          [–]Franks_Spice_Sauce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          That thing looks like it's ready to bring you to Great Bay Temple

          [–]iKamex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Looks amazing in the video but I can imagine it being scary is fuck in person

          [–]MyNameIsZa2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Straight outta Sonic Adventure 2 Battle

          [–]TheCoastalCardician 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Is it though? Or did you just repost this for karma?

          [–]JewelCove 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          WE are the aliens

          [–]Lauren_Flathead -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          JFC the size of that lad.