Food choices Edit
They feed on fish, birds, turtles, snakes, mammals, and amphibians. Babies eat invertibrates, insects, larvae, snails, spiders, worms, and other small creatures.
Spring is when breeding season begins. The females use vegetation, sticks, mud, and leaves to build a nest in a sheltered area either in or next to the water. She lays 20-50 eggs in the nest, then puts more vegetation on them.