Snapping Turtle BITES Me.. AGAIN!

Snapping Turtle BITES Me.. AGAIN!

– [Coyote] You guys wanna
see how powerful the bite is of the Central American
snapping turtle? (yelling) (dramatic music) (animal noises) My fascination with
snapping turtles has spanned nearly
30 years of time, and no matter how many of these prehistoric-looking
reptiles I catch, I can’t wait for
the next encounter. On The Brave Wilderness channel, we’ve featured the two
most recognizable species, the highly aggressive
common snapping turtle, and its much larger,
lumbering cousin, the alligator snapping turtle. But did you know there
is another species? And it just happens to
be located in Costa Rica. What’s goin’ on guys? Right now we are on
location in Costa Rica, filming, once again,
at the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center, and as you can see
right behind us here, this is our jungle base camp. Now we have been to
Costa Rica nine times and every time we visit this
location, I am always looking for the Central American
snapping turtle. And lo’ and behold,
there is a juvenile one right down here in this pond. I’ve been seeing it
for a couple days now, and I did post some
photos on Instagram. And we’re gonna get it up close for the cameras this morning. You probably can’t
see it on the GoPro, Mario, you recognize
it down there blended in with the leaves? – [Mario] I see it. – [Coyote] About right
there in that beam of light. Okay, so I’m gonna
catch the turtle, we’re gonna get it up
close for the cameras, and do a quick little
off-the-cuff presentation. Ready? – [Mario] Ready. – [Coyote] I dunno if this
is deep or not though, so I guess we’ll find out. (grunting) Oh, feisty and muddy. Oh, yes! There you have it,
look at that guy! Oh, look at that! Showing an aggressive– Oh! An aggressive display
right from the start. Now, this is the Central
American snapping turtle and you guys are probably
saying to yourselves, Coyote, it looks just like
a common snapping turtle, why are you so
excited about this? This is actually a
different species, right? So the common snapping
turtle, Chelydra serpentina, is the one that we find
in the United States. As you guys also know, there is the alligator
snapping turtle, the largest snapping
turtle species. This species
specifically doesn’t grow quite as large as the other two, but it doesn’t mean
it’s any less exciting. Look at you with that
mouth all the way– Oh, you wanna bite the hat? Let’s see what happens. Yep, a little chomp on
the brim of the hat. Yeah, you’re not gonna get
much purchase there, are you? So, what is the difference
between this species and the common snapping turtle, considering the fact that
they look so similar? First of all,
let’s take a look– Can you behave
for just a second? Let’s take a look at
the plastron on him. (grunts) Oh, he is so strong! Notice this black and
white coloration, right? And as we know, the
plastrons on snapping turtles are smaller than other turtles, which means they can’t
tuck into their shells, which is why they develop
these defensive techniques. Yes, I see, you are
so intimidating! But you’ll also notice
how that black and white also transitions
down into the tail. Look at the speckling on
the underside of the tail. How cool looking is that? Now, this is a voracious
predator, just like its cousins, and what they will
do this time of day is slowly move through
the environment. And if you notice, the
top of the turtle’s shell, which as you guys know
is called the carapace, is very dark in coloration, whereas the underside
is very light. Now what that allows
this turtle to do is hunt near the surface,
so if a tadpole or a fish is looking up or coming
near the surface, the turtle just looks
like it’s sunlight coming down through the water. If it’s hunting at the surface, its shell also helps
keep it camouflaged from any potential predators,
because believe it or not, a turtle like this does
still have predators. I know, I see you really
wanna bite something. You guys wanna see how powerful the bite is of the Central
American snapping turtle? (mumbles), yeah? – [Mario] Yeah! – [Coyote] All right,
let’s see what happens. Ready? (inhales sharply) (yelling in pain) Ooh, that’s a pretty
good chomp right there. (gasping in pain) It’s worse when he
turns to the side. (yelling) Let me have my finger
back, please, please! (groaning in pain) Ahh, there we go. A bit of power, but not big
enough to break skin yet. Now, one of the coolest
features about this turtle is– I don’t know if you can see
these little fleshy appendages coming off the bottom
of the chin there. Those work just like the tongue of the alligator
snapping turtle. And what this turtle will
do is stay there underwater, and those little appendages move and it draws in
fish or tadpoles. And then, of course, once
they get close (gulps). They lash out and
snap up their meal. Wow, this is such a cool turtle! Another really distinct
feature that you’ll notice is look at the very
distinct lines. The dark coloration
between the forelimbs and the hind limbs, right? So that blended camouflage
between the bottom of the turtle and the top of the turtle– I have to keep maneuvering
my finger there so that I do not
take another bite. Wow, well what’s
so cool about this is that it’s the first
time that I have found and caught a Central
American snapping turtle. So for me, this is a
completely new species. Now, you may be
looking at this turtle and saying to yourselves,
well it’s pretty small, do they only get this big? No, they do get bigger. This one’s probably about two to two and a
half years of age, and they grow to be
about 20 to 30 pounds. So, on par with the
common snapping turtle. But nonetheless, it
always excites me to be able to find a
reptile as cool as this. As you guys know, I
absolutely love mud dragons. And on my ninth trip
here to Costa Rica, I finally managed
to get this species up close for the cameras. I’m Coyote Peterson,
be brave, stay wild, we’ll see you on
the next location. All right, ready to let him go? – [Mario] Yep. – [Coyote] All right, buddy. Let’s watch as he
disappears back into the mud to continue
hunting for fish and tadpoles. Bye bud! Whoa, there he goes. Finding and catching a Central
American snapping turtle has always been one of my goals when it comes to
visiting Costa Rica. And while it may not have
been a record breaking giant, this little turtle
was just as feisty– (growling) as his bigger cousins. (animal noises) Oh man, what a day. No muddy boots? (tsks) Oh, man. (groans) (suspenseful music) (door opens) (chuckling) (door closes) (angelic music) – [Mario] Is that the Brave
Wilderness Adventure Kit? – [Coyote] It is! Oh, I gotta get it! – [Mario] Wait,
it’s booby trapped! – [Coyote] Oh, centipedes,
bullet ants, legos?! (grumbles) I’m going
for it anyways! (yelling in pain) Why did it have to be legos? (groaning in pain) (panting) I made it! All right, I’ve got a
lizard in my pocket. I’m gonna swap it out. Here we go, ready? One, two– (sighs) Yes, I got it! The Brave Wilderness
Adventure Kit, yes! All right, I’m comin’ back! (groaning in pain) – [Mario] Toss it
to me, I got it! Toss it here, toss it! (groaning in pain) I’ve got it, toss it! – [Coyote] No, I can’t trust
you, you’re a bullet ant! – [Mario] I’ve never
failed you before, Coyote. Come on, toss it to me! – [Coyote] (groans) All
right, here we go, ready? One, two, three! Now help me across! – [Mario] Oh, yes! (laughing maniacally) I am the king of sting. (animal noises) – [Coyote] No! (snoring) – [Mario] Coyote, wake up! Were you sleepin’? – [Coyote] Oh, whoa! Dude, I just had
the craziest dream! We were filming an
episode, we came back, my boots were all muddy, and
we walked into the office. It was like a scene
out of Indiana Jones. And the Brave Wilderness
Adventure Kit was there! And I was trying to get it,
and there were bullet ants, and centipedes and
spider webs and– And you were a bullet ant! – [Mario] What? – [Coyote] A bullet ant, and you stole the
Adventure Kit from me! – [Mario] Uh, first of all,
I would never do that to you. But, dude, it was only
a dream, don’t worry. (dramatic music) (animal noises) – Dragon season is
just around the corner, and if you are excited for more
snapping turtle encounters, make sure to go back
and watch this episode from our turtle
adventures last year. And don’t forget, subscribe
and click the notification bell so you can join me and the crew
on our next wild adventure! (animal noises)

Randy Schultz

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100 thoughts on “Snapping Turtle BITES Me.. AGAIN!

  1. XCR7 Clan says:

    You guys should be in a tv show

  2. Dino alien Guy says:

    8:37 me when I realize there’s a math test

  3. Slicerbro 167 says:

    Zip love turtles but when they bite I kinda get to scared I don’t. Ev3. Get12inches close too it if it gets agresuive

  4. Boi says:

    He protecc
    He attacc

    But most importantly…

    Cayote get his finger bacc

  5. Gamer MushiTV says:

    Imagine the big snapping turtle snaps his finger

  6. Jose says:

    Nice job on the kit bro!

  7. Frostbite The Badass Ice Carnotaurus says:

    make more alligator snapping turtle vids

  8. Blue Clues says:

    The lil turtle is soo angery 😂

  9. Blaze The Wolf says:

    Coyote: “Can you behave for a minute?”

  10. i identity as a man says:

    Snopping tortl

  11. WENtheDEVILSonYOURback SE LDN says:

    How much is the In size comparison wen adults compaired 2 the common snapper found most places thankyou

  12. Dark Cloak says:

    Wow I want one

  13. Woffili says:

    I swear Coyote is trying to kill himself

  14. Aaliyah Rockwell says:

    Why are you doing this Coyote your hand is begging for mercy

  15. Nikolka x3 says:

    I really believe you can have more so you can have your own program on TV, Im from Czech and I have High hopes for you, cuz youre brave as hell, getting bitten by so many animals, thanks to you and exotic lairs I'm able to overcome my fear for beattles and spiders and first of all snakes, thank you for all of your doing, love you and hope for another videos, thank you ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  16. Nguyễn Trung Khang says:

    can you make a video about florida snapping turtle ?

  17. VedyPlayz says:

    why does this have 666k views???

  18. Tina Felicelli says:

    That thing is dangerous, but incredibly adorable omg!!

  19. the plush toad bros says:

    Have the 3 snappers

  20. Judy Gillette says:

    The turtle is like nobody will ever find me confident

  21. n m says:

    the best part of these bite videos is I can skip to the bite and then quit watching

  22. Team Unicorn says:

    Hi I am the snapping turtle 🐢 and I am about to enter the hand zone of coyote Peterson

  23. In your closet says:

    That poor turtle! Hopefully he makes a full recovery!!!!

  24. JYEXXOW E m e t a says:

    Use a life like finger

  25. Blindfold Gang says:

    I’m Coyote Peterson and I’m about to enter the step zone with the American Lego, here we go.

  26. nikki mcturtle says:

    Turtle! 🐢 ♥ 👧

  27. Haley Roark says:

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    What you are looking for is at 4:02

  28. Kyubba says:

    I caught 2 baby alligator snapping turtles in my backyard O_O. They where the sweetest babies ever I named them Torb and Borb.

  29. XxAmy_shadowxX 111 says:

    Hey guys it is a person and today I am going to take a hamster bite…



    also me:How can this dude take all the bites and stings…

    Hamster:it wasn’t me!*runs*

  30. Devea Goss says:

    Just go ahead and say it! Say Fufufuuuuuuuuuck that hurt!

  31. Dan Laurence30 says:

    Ahh Now I kNow This Turtles Bites

  32. Pastel Sliderz says:

    Loving this video!

  33. Takota Videos says:

    Turtle:Hippty popity your finger is MY property

  34. Osman Mohamed says:

    i haven't watched your videos in 2 years

  35. James Andonian says:

    Camera guy has it easy, gets to watch coyete put himself in harms way over and over again

  36. Waynesboro Trains 8100 says:

    Video of a Green grass snake, ring neck snake, and a Ribbon snake please! Please! Please!

  37. Esme Martin says:

    Some bites have venom,acid and poisonous stuff….SO BE CAREFUL
    but I bet you are a professional

  38. Google1 User says:

    Hopefully no little kid accidentally gets its foot ripped off while at the pond. Go marry a turtle you animal obsessed and animal worshipping creature.

  39. Thomas The Metriacanthosaurus Nerd says:

    have you ever caught a chinese big headed turtle? they look kinda like snapping turtles

  40. Muhammad Azhar says:

    Alter rehta hai

  41. # Guiltless says:

    Comment section is goofier than this guy…😂

  42. Lilian Jeffnih Jeffrin says:

    That turtle sure is active to bite. I can't stop looking at it

  43. Amethyst PoopyButt says:

    Snaping turtle “I’m gonna bite you oh I see your finger coming…WOOP aw man I don’t get food.oh wait it’s coming back bites

  44. Gerardo Santoso says:

    brave wilderness want is dead

  45. Gerardo Santoso says:

    brave wilderness so brave

  46. itsjrose s says:

    aww its so cute!

  47. The Official Trash Squad says:


  48. Ashley Jones says:

    How adorable!

  49. RemixedSounds says:

    5:51 Coyote almost lost his nose

  50. Jenn 1234 says:

    Too funny! 😆🤠👍🏻

  51. Mike Ortíz says:

    In Mexico we have the Chelydra rossignonii

  52. Juli Vrotney says:

    Canyou catch a adult central snapping turtle?

  53. Casey Gieseke says:

    Omg u crazyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  54. kingvortex says:

    Thats the official last bitesting

  55. Master Chief says:

    Why are snapping turtles so mean and defensive

  56. Christina Taylor says:

    Your brave coyote Peterson❤❤❤❤😍😍😍😍

  57. Christina Taylor says:

    I caught a snapping turtle once but it was a little bit bigger than that snapping turtle I named the snapping turtle that I caught I named him or her snap

  58. Big buck hunter 47 says:

    What about a soft shell turtle

  59. AngelUniverseYT says:

    It's not enough to break skin

    Me years ago: FFFFFFFFFFFF
    While my finger is bleeding from my damn turtle

    And it was a friggin red eared slider. The heck

  60. Yoptik007 says:


  61. Gabriel B says:

    Get a lip piercing from it.

  62. •xu ne• says:

    Squirtle’s ancestors lol

  63. CherryUnicornDash RainbowVomit says:

    8:37 I expected a bolder to come out

  64. Bella Strickler says:

    Yeah my dog got bitten by one it was really bad on her face ;(

  65. Rachel Workman says:

    We had a snapping turtle trapped in our window box of our basement apartment I only saw its shadow and heard it scratching. Scared me to death our neighbor took it to it’s home though:)

  66. royei says:

    Coyote: kills himself

    Mark: are u ok

  67. Max20 Max20 says:

    Coyote Peterson the most brave guy on the universe

  68. Shrek Meme says:

    coyote i saw a big one in my neighborhood what makes it bite so hard is the beak

  69. nightcap43 STEALtoeBOOTS says:

    He protecc
    He attacc
    But most importantly
    He gives fingers bacc

  70. Michael D says:

    Steve Erwin is smiling down on you coyote

  71. Andrea Feng says:

    Coyote has got really nice personality, please take care of yourself Coyote. Don't get hurt that frequent

  72. Glokk Mann says:


  73. Tanysha Adkins says:

    thanos snaps his fingers
    3 years olds:momma is thanos a turtle

  74. Mathilda Ahrens says:

    * can you behave for just a second * we love a good lovely educator

  75. Facepalmer Chaos says:

    I love how you put AGAIN…

  76. Facepalmer Chaos says:

    Coyote-Lemme have my finger back please please! XD😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂LOLOLOLOLOLOL

  77. XArtistic MusiciansX says:

    0:07 Is that a bird's mating call I hear?

  78. jay s says:

    My common snapper is a little baby sweet heart found my wife this morning sitting on are floor watching him walk on his blanket still has his egg sake on his belly had two kinds gotta say there sweet hearts if you handle them a lot wild ones are not as sweet haha

  79. DeadlyNeedle ! says:

    Fuking jungle base camp… has his jungle shorts…. this dude is literally real life Diego 😂😂😂

  80. chezi says:

    Coyote screaming is the reason I live

  81. kDk bk up account says:


  82. Royce says:

    1:57 when you see pizza on a screen

  83. Anime Gamer says:

    My new MAN VS WILD

  84. Zak0nIPadYT says:

    How on earth aren’t you click bait?

  85. Chase Kun says:

    Thats not just any turtle it the amazing world of gumball turtle u-u

  86. Linda Oesterreicher says:

    "Oh oh ho let me have my finger"

  87. Faith Rose says:

    I. Sssssssssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. It

  88. xdLuckyGamer says:


  89. APEX .Z. says:

    Ted bear's reboot lookin great.

  90. floatyboaty 1717 says:

    Coyote: Oh look how cute you are!
    The turtle: AAAAAHHH

  91. Soyuz bhattarai says:

    Indina Jones?

  92. keithm says:

    Why does this clown do this?

  93. Robert Daniel Curtis says:

    6:19 He looks so happy!

  94. Lipe06 says:

    Coyote: dies and goes to hell
    Im about to enter the die zone with the devil

  95. Wheezing in the 90's says:

    i t m i s s t h e w o o d

  96. Deandre2200 says:

    I've experienced that bite before. Lol I screamed and spinned in a circle until the little guy let go but I was 6 and to curious for my own good. Wish my friend told me that they were snapping turtles before I stuck my hand in the aquarium.

  97. JJ’s Shorts says:

    At 1:57 I Was dying

  98. J K says:

    You know EVERYONE fast forwards the the bit where he gets bitten and stung

  99. First name Last name says:

    But like, how do you get through the door with the size of your balls

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