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Alligator snapping turtle

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Alligator snapping turtle
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Urist likes alligator snapping turtles for their long necks.


· Amphibious · Shell

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 25

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 60 cm3
Mid: 40,000 cm3
Max: 80,000 cm3
Food products
Eggs 5-10
Adult at: Birth
Max age: 30-70
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 12
Fat 12
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 17
Skull 1
Shell 1
Skin Scales

Wikipedia article

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Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A large reptile with a thick ridged shell. It has been known to consume snakes and smaller turtles, and its bite can amputate fingers.

Alligator snapping turtles are amphibious and carnivorous creatures found in temperate lakes, rivers and pools, where they may appear one at a time. They are more formidable than their common snapping turtle cousins, being over twice heavier, making them larger than the average dwarf. If provoked, they will retaliate with bites, potentially leading to lost fingers or hands... or whole dwarves.

Alligator snapping turtles can be captured in cage traps and trained into cheap exotic pets. Due to their larger size than common snapping turtles, they make for a more attractive source of meat and bones when butchered. They may also be placed in a nest box to lay eggs for cooking.

Some dwarves like alligator snapping turtles for their vicious bites and their long necks.

Admired for their vicious bites.