(3)  |  Check Out   Sign Up  |  Login hello, |  Log out  Advanced Search

Follow us @  | Shanghai Call Center: 962288 |  Mobile Version  |  THU, APR 18, 2013

Shanghai

Mostly Cloudy/Haze

°C  |  °F 23°C 31°C

Shanghai Daily,上海日报

Home » National

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.


-Advertisement-


 

Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.