CHINA / Odd News

Bizarre creature puzzles thousands
(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.