One of the largest freshwater turtles is the alligator snapping turtle. Found primarily in the southeastern US, these massive turtles have been known to weigh close to 250 pounds.
While their diet is primarily fish, they have been known to eat almost anything else they can find in the water - even in a few cases small alligators! They rely on a uniquely deceitful method of foraging for fish.
The turtle will lie completely still on the floor of the lake with its mouth wide open. At the end of its tongue is a small, pink, worm-shaped appendage. It wiggles the end of its tongue so that it looks like a worm moving through the water.
When a fish comes to eat the worm, the turtle’s jaws rapidly close, trapping the fish so that it cannot escape.
Similarly, temptation comes in the guise of something desirable, but it always carries destruction with it in the end. If we could see the end result rather than the tempting part, it would be far easier to resist. But Satan knows this, so he cleverly disguises what is deadly in the guise of something pleasurable.
Pro 14:12 (TLB): “Before every man there lies a wide and pleasant road that seems right but ends in death.”