Alligator snapping turtles are oppurtunistic omnivores, more at a young age. These turtles are also scavengers. Their natural diet consists primarily of fish and dead fish carcasses (usually thrown overboard by fishermen), invertebrates, carrion, and amphibians, but they are also known to eat snakes, and even other turtles. Now when in captivity they eat any thing really. They will eat poultry, chicken, and beef. They will even eat an alligator if stuck with one in a net, bog, or a poorly prepared aquarium.

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