Snake-necked turtles wind their long necks back while stalking prey, striking like a snake once they're close.

When disturbed, these turtles can shoot a stream of bad-smelling liquid from glands near their groin, earning them the charming nickname of 'stinker'.

You'll find our snake-necked turtles in Strangely Beautiful Australia with our rainbow fish.


Snake-necked turtles

With their serpent-like necks and round unusual eyes, there's just something about seeing our snake-necked turtles swimming around that is mesmerising.