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DF2014:Common snapping turtle
|Urist likes common snapping turtles for their powerful bites.|
Not hunting/war trainable
|This article is about the current version of DF.|
- A medium-sized reptile with a thick shell, which it can retreat into when threatened. This creature can administer a painful bite.
Common snapping turtles are smaller cousins of alligator snapping turtles. They appear individually in temperate lakes and rivers. About half the size of an average dwarf, they are aggressive and will fight back when provoked, though they prefer to flee if given chance.
They can be caught in cage traps, and are a decent source of eggs and meat should you capture a breeding pair, but keep in mind that you won't be able to fully domesticate them. They are fairly long-lived and reach their full size at the age of one year, and should be butchered at that time for a maximum amount of returns. Common snapping turtles have low pet value, so you shouldn't consider selling them as pets. All products from them are worth the same as these from domestic animals.
Some dwarves like common snapping turtles for their powerful bites and their long necks.
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