An American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) trying to eat a turtle. I could hear the shell-crushing sound everytime the gator bit down on the turtle. The alligator would occasionally throw the turtle up in the air a bit as it readjusted it in its mouth. The turtle would sometimes fall out of the gator's mouth, but the alligator would always pick it up. Well, not quite always. At one point, the turtle fell out of the gator's mouth into the lake. It swam away. The prey won the day!