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Fierce turtle shown biting man in ‘passionate kiss’ on weibo

A SET of photos posted on China’s Twitter-like weibo showed a man being bitten by a particularly fierce type of nonnative turtle before setting it free.

Netizens mocked the man, calling it a passionate kiss goodbye.

As the man prepared to release the turtle, he was unexpectedly bitten on the lips by the turtle, which has powerful beak-like jaws and a flexible neck, Guangzhou Daily reported today.

The report did not mention how serious the man’s injury was.

The animal appears to be an alligator snapping turtle, a dangerous reptile that is native to North America. One of the turtles was found in 2010 in Weishan Lake in southern Anhui Province, according to a report in the UK newspaper The Telegraph. Authorities said they think the turtle may have been a pet that was released.

The turtles are considered dangerous to China’s ecosystem and people have been warned against releasing them.


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