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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Alien" Fish Type Creature Captured in China

A fisherman caught something very weird, to him. . . something he'd never seen before. Something odd and unidentified.

Turns out it was a snapping turtle, but it is not known in that part of the world:
A fisherman in China was surprised to catch a mystery creature which looked like a cross between a dinosaur and a turtle.
Sun Yongcheng's catch, in Weishan Lake, Anhui province, was later identified as an alligator snapping turtle, which is not native to the country.

The species is only native to North America and was probably someone's pet before being dumped in the lake, the local fishing department said.

More here, with photo, and the turtle does look like something like an alien dinosaur!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Regan, great blog. An alligator snapping turtle was recently found in my neck of the woods too, in Kent, England, UK.
    http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/2010/may/27/snapping_turtle.aspx

    Best wishes
    Neil Arnold

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  2. Thank you Neil!

    I think animals showing up in places not usual to their patterns is a symptom of climate change/global warming/whatever you want it...whales showing up in waters not common, etc.
    thanks for the link...

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