Quite white… 23 July 2009Posted by marisacat in Divertissements.
A rare white turtle which was found at the riverside of Yellow River in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China. The turtle weighs about 6.5 kg and is 40 cm long
I did not find much on the white turtle, not even a press attribution for the photographs, other than it appeared in the Photos of the Day at the Telegraph, so I suppose the pictures were just taken by whomever, whereever s/he is…
just this from The London Paper, full text:
IT MAY look more like your Christmas turkey just before it goes into the oven, but this milky white creature is actually a rare white turtle.
The creature, whose creamy colour is offset by a few hints of pink, was discovered by the bank of the Yellow River in Henan province, China.
White turtles have a special place in Chinese culture, as the classic novel Journey from the West features an entity from Heaven who is turned into one of the animals after performing ill deeds.
However, unlike the character in the tale, this white turtle won’t be ferrying any people across rivers: it is just 40cm long and weighs only 6.5kg.
Still, it’s a shell of a story.
But he caught my eye, as I thought of him (or her) just lazing along by the Yellow River, ’til found. And then, no longer on his own, by the river banks.