A night on the rep-tiles! Brave turtle goes for a shell of a ride on a CROCODILE

April 26, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

This tiny turtle is getting a shell of a ride on top of his new best friend – a massive CROCODILE.

The brave little map turtle has taken to crawling on the head of fearsome Gnasher – a caiman crocodile.

Staff at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay, Cornwall, first feared the croc would soon gobble up the small turtle – but he ie now a regular visitor.

This tiny turtle clambers aboard a Caiman crocodile at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay, Cornwall

This tiny turtle clambers aboard a Caiman crocodile at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay, Cornwall

But spokesman Paul Strachan said: ”When we first spotted him clambering on to the caiman we were a little anxious.

“But the caiman seems to be extremely relaxed about the whole thing and it’s now becoming something of a regular occurrence.

“I’m not entirely convinced that it’s the most sensible spot to pick, but I suppose being on top of the caiman’s jaws rather than in front of them does give him a little advance warning in case things do go awry.”

Map turtles get their name from the series of lines on their underside which resemble a road-map.

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