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Are turtles mean?

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June 30, 2010 2:29PM

Turtles (especially wild ones) are very defensive, as you would expect from a species that is both prey and competitive with other turtles and fauna. Most instinctively hide within their shells. But if one's head is touched, or a leg or tail is pulled, the turtle can become aggressive and snap or bite.