Find them between leaves….

Young Mata mata are now in presentation between crocodiles and alligators.

 

These South American turtles are like no other!
The appearance of their carapace and their head allows them to pass unnoticed in the middle of the leaves at the bottom of the river.
The Matamata hunt on the lookout, she patiently waits for a prey to pass nearby.
Then she sucks very quickly, about a fiftieth of a second, then spits the water before swallowing its prey.