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Bizarre Creature Puzzles Thousands

Bizarre Creature Puzzles Thousands pictures images pics photos gallery(China Daily)
Updated: 2006-05-30 08:49

Thousands of residents of Tianmen, Hubei Province, have flocked to see a rare turtle-like creature caught by an elderly man in a nearby reservoir.

Some think that the animal, weighing in at 8.3 kilograms, looks like an alligator.

It has three rows of horns on its shell, a pair of eyes like an owl, and a tail measuring over 30 centimetres.

It is currently being taken care of by local experts, who are trying to determine what exactly it is.

2 comments:

Vinster said...

it's a snapping turtle, maybe uncommon in their part of the world, but common here in NewHampshire USA.

JudeSecret said...

It is a alligator snapping turtle or a very close cousin.