My animal lives in the freshwater ponds and lakes. They can grow up to 2.5 feet and weigh up to 200 pounds. The shell of a freshwater turtle is composed of two parts. The upper shell is called the carapace the bottom
Is called the plastron.
The freshwater turtle is a omnivore. Freshwater turtles eat a lot of plants that grow in the water and small insects, snails, worms, and even dead marine animals. The freshwater turtle wiggles its tongue to attract a hungry fish and then snaps down on it with its strong jaw. The turtles food web starts with cordgrass then on to the periwinkle, diamond terrapin, herring gull, blue crab, otter, sheepshead, and grass shrimp.
My animal lives on every continent except Antarctica. My animal needs a place where there is water and warm temperatures. My animal needs a nest to survive from the predators. My animal lives on its own but travels in a group. Its shell helps it escape from predators and it is hard.
My animals predators are raccoons, and large sea turtles. My animal can protect themselves from going to the bottom of the pond and blending in.