I was surprised to find this Serrated Hinged Terrapin and Nile Crocodile basking together on the Shire River in Malawi, especially as it appears that the terrapin had a run-in with a Crocodile before. On the other hand, it could be that it relies on its “Skunk” defense…
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An uneasy truce for sure. Amazing what turtles can withstand. I’ve seen many injuries, too, but alas not from predators, but from us - cars and boats. When you say skunk defense, I take it that means the turtle will spray some kind of musk or something to try to get the croc to let go?