"I'm just big-shelled"
"I'm just big-shelled"
Dallas Zoological Society/Cathy Burkey

Here Are Some Pictures Of A 190 Pound Turtle

The Children's Aquarium at Fair Park has a new resident, a big fat alligator snapping turtle that remained nameless until this morning. Thanks to the Carey family from Lewisville, the ancient reptile now goes by Spike and because of some very cautious handling at the Children's Aquarium we now know that he weighs in at 190 pounds.

Alligator snapping turtles are the largest variety of freshwater turtles in the world and the last of their genus Macrochelys -- the rest of his relatives have gone the way of the dinosaur. Let's look at pictures of this giant turtle.

Spike poses for a photo with young Rylee Cauwenberghs
Spike poses for a photo with young Rylee Cauwenberghs
Dallas Zoological Society/Cathy Burkey
He's ready for his close-up!
He's ready for his close-up!
Dallas Zoological Society/Cathy Burkey
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