Originally Posted by coffeebeannc
That would be a baby alligator snapping turtle. I have one myself. My mother was outside and a bird dropped him out of the sky(that was in October) he was about the size of a quarter in October and has now grown to be the size of a small cereal bowl. They grow very fast and eat quite a bit. I feed mine smaller goldfish (feeder fish). He eats about 70 fish a week. Thankfully the feeder fish are not expensive. I started feeding him (when I first got him) can tuna, cooked chicken and liver. Be aware if you keep the turtle in a 10 gal tank you will have to upgrade to a 30+ gallons within 3 months because they grow fast. Also know that they are water turtles only they do not come out of the water to sun. Keep a heater in the water for them also. Also when fixing your tank only put water enough to cover him (about twice the height he is sitting flat). They are nice but watch your fingers.
That is incorrect, it is a common snapping turtle.
Alligator snapping turtles have three pronounced keels and a triangular head, with a short neck.
This is an alligator snapping turtle:
This is a common snapping turtle: