Holy Land Wild Life - Soft Shell Turtle
Soft Shell Turtle at the Alexander Stream (Photo credit: Tomer Treves)

2. Soft Shell Turtles

They’re as big as your kids and they love to eat junk food (although they shouldn’t). There is in the land of Israel a river called Alexander that intersects with the coastal highway just north of Netanya. In this must-see river lives tons of these giant turtles. These soft-shelled turtles can grow as large as your own kids. These turtles can reach 120 centimeters in height and can weigh up to 50 kilos.

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