That’s what you call a snapping turtle: Cheeky turtle tries to pinch GoPro camera from diver

This hilarious footage shows a cheeky turtle try to pinch a Go Pro from a diver.

Giving a whole new meaning to a snapping turtle, the giant reptile tries to bite the camera out of one of the nearby humans.

While surrounded by a diving squad, the curious creature calmly swims over to check them out.

Obviously not knowing the phrase you see with your eyes, the turtle tries to grab the little, black camera in its beak.

The incredible video was shot by Ólafur Axel Kárason while searching for bull sharks off the coast of Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

The giant reptile tries to bite the camera out of one of the nearby humans

The giant reptile tries to bite the camera out of one of the nearby humans

Ólafur, an Icelandic diving instructor, said: “This was the dive of my life.

“As an instructor I’ve seen many green turtles, but never one this big or that close!

“At first she tried to bite my camera, and then she tried to bite my father’s hand.

“The second time she went back, he had to push her away.

“Turtles don’t normally come this close to humans – like most other animals – so this was really special.

“It was funny as we were diving to see bull sharks – one of the most dangerous creatures in the world – but were attacked by a turtle.”

The 23-year-old diving instructor was diving with his parents and spent around 10 minutes around the reptile before swimming off on the search for bull sharks.

Despite the turtle weighing almost 300kg, Ólafur said he wasn’t scared of being hurt at any point.

He said: “I did not feel threatened because she was just so calm and wanted to taste my camera.

“My father was a bit worried when she tried bite him first time and afterwards he needed to push her away.

“It was awesome when the turtle came to play with us.

“You just relax and try to enjoy the wonderful moment with one of the most amazing animals in the world.”