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Researchers find first wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois since 1984

19:00 EST 12 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Researchers report the first sighting in 30 years of a wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois. The discovery may be a sign of hope for this state-endangered species, or the animal could be the last of its kind to have survived in Illinois without human intervention, the researchers say.

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