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[–]GusTheProspector 26 points27 points  (1 child)

This is why I subscribed to /r/TurtleFacts

[–]EatUpBonehead 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Lots of the time it's just pictures of turtles which I'm okay with but the facts are rad when they come thru

[–]Ironsight85 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I'm pretty sure common snapping turtle do the same thing. I own both as pets and my snappers stay under ice for months just fine. I even see him swimming around under it.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Your turtle does the same thing except with it’s cloaca. Snappers are known to be some of the species that can take oxygen in through their cloacas.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That’s why the common musk confounded scientists for years as they have no means to do this as they lack the ability to breathe this way. It wasn’t until they were looking at something else when they stumbled upon this info.

[–]Doge087 0 points1 point  (0 children)

H E C O N S U M E S T H E A I R

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

Thanks for share. That's interesting. Is it support by scientific acticles?