The turtsnapper replaced its ancestor. Due to many predators hunting it, the turtsnapper had to evolve a harder shell that is covered in spikes and is made of bone. The turtsnapper has also developed spines on its tail, which protect it from predators even more. Other physical changes include a longer neck, a sharp beak that can cut through anything, and a larger size. They no longer climb trees but instead bury their eggs underground, in any source of water, or inside a bubble cactus or bubble pear.
Not only did the turtsnapper go through physical changes, but also internal changes. One important adaptation was that its lungs are much larger, they have more blood cells, and have a slower metabolism, which allows them to stay underwater for an extremely long time and live much longer. The turtsnapper can also hibernate, which allows them to survive during times of famine. The turtsnappers of different biomes have developed their own strategy for survival. The Desert ones live in the Rabid Caves in the day, but come out at night. The Swamp River ones spend most of their lives underwater. The beach and savanna turtsnappers both dig large burrows to hibernate in for a long time until food is plentiful.
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