Day 4: Reflections

One of my favorite touristy destinations of the city is the Shedd Aquarium.  I tend to be easily amused by little creatures swimming around and doing their thing.  One of my favorite and most amusing creatures to watch is THIS Alligator Snapping Turtle. I caught him in a rare moment as he slowly surfaced for a breath reflecting on the water above.

An Alligator Snapping Turtle can live to 25 years old and 171 lbs in the wild, sadly as these animals are being hunted for their meat they have now become protected animals in many states.  However, in captivity (zoos or aquariums) these animals can live to over 70 years old and over 250 lbs.

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