U. of I. News: Team finds first wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois since 1984

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11/13/17

Team finds first wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois since 1984

Researchers report the first sighting in 30 years of a wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois. The discovery may be a sign of hope for this state-endangered species, or the animal could be the last of its kind to have survived in Illinois without human intervention, the researchers say.

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