Rare albino turtle rescued from Kuakhai River in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A rare albino yellow turtle was rescued from the Kuakhai River near Pandara on outskirts of Bhubaneswar city yesterday.

According to reports, a local had laid a fishing net in the Kuakhai River on Wednesday. The next morning he found a light yellow-colour turtle with pink eyes trapped in the fishing net.

The locals crowded the area to see the rare turtle and informed the Snake Helpline. On receiving information, Snake Helpline member Amarjit Behera reached the site and rescued the turtle.

The rescued reptile is a rare albino Indian softshell turtle species, said Snake Helpline General Secretary Subhendu Mallick.

The turtle will be handed over to the forest department today following medical examination.

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