Deep in an east Texas swamp a 300 pound creature ambushes in large alligator from underneath. What swamp creature could bully an 8 foot alligator? For licensing contact email@example.com The alligator snapping turtle is one of the heaviest fresh water turtles in the world. Bolt cutter shaped jaws mounted on a boulder of a skull suggest you need to keep your hands and fingers at a distance. This alligator snapping turtle is estimated to be about 150 years old and around 300 lbs. Raphael as the locals call him has been head honcho here below the restaurant since the 1980's and was probably likely sharing the planet with Charles Darwin, Ulysses S Grant and Billy the kid. Alligator snapping turtles almost never come out of the water and are extremely shy. If you see a snapper, the odds are its the Common Snapping turtle, a much much smaller animal.