GIANT 'SNAPPING TURTLE' DISCOVERED IN HUNAN

2015.06.09

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Weighing almost 7kilos, a giant snapping turtle has been found, well bought, in Taoyuan town (close to Yiyang), Hunan. The turtle fetched 1000Yuan and carries 13 small shell grooves. It is said to be a bit fierce and has a mean jaw line. Including the tail, it comes in at 69 cm, width of 39 cm. It is said to easily gobble up snakes on it's more peckish days.

According to experts, this snake snapping turtles is a very rare and exotic species "and should not be set free but cared for as it could adversely affect other local species and destroy the ecological balance" according to the original news source. 

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