(And 13 That Don’t)
Turtles are scavengers, so they fall in the third trophic level of the food chain. As a result, they are prey to many animals. Of course, turtles have their shell for protection from predators. But even at that, they still fall prey at times.
Many of the animals that eat turtles are the usual big names. But then, some of their other predators may be surprising to you.
Turtles are not part of the typical diet of a domestic cat. But if your cat comes across a turtle, preferably a tiny one, it may eat it.
Owls are another group of birds of prey that eat turtles. They go after small-sized or large turtles. However, they prefer preying on the smaller ones because small-sized turtles typically have underdeveloped shells.
Raccoons are pretty efficient at preying on turtles. In fact, a report says raccoons can overwhelm a group of turtles in only a night.