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Pig-Nose Turtle: Carettochelyidae - Pig-nose Turtles And People

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Pig-nose turtle eggs often fall victim to local people in New Guinea, who find the turtle's beach nests and collect the eggs for food. In both New Guinea and Australia, local people trap, net, spear, fish, and simply collect the turtles by hand for their meat. The turtle also is popular in the international pet trade, although it is protected in Australia.

Pig-nose turtles often swim with just their long snouts sticking out of the water. (Illustration by Barbara Duperron. Reproduced by permission.)

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