Rare 'Alligator Snapping Turtle' Caught In Chinese Lake

A fisherman in China was surprised after catching this striking creature, which looks like a cross between a turtle and a dinosaur. The man discovered the alligator snapping turtle, which is not native to the country, in Weishan Lake, in southern China’s Anhui province.

The species is only native to North America and was probably someone’s pet before being dumped in the lake, the local fishing department said. The creature’s alien status meant that it could have posed a danger to the local ecological system, they added.
Fisherman Sun Yongcheng said he was surprised when he netted the alligator turtle, which measures 76cm long and 30cm wide and weighs 7kg.


Sandy Herold, Whose Chimpanzee Viciously Attacked Friend, Mauled Face Charla Nash, Has Died

The Connecticut woman whose pet chimpanzee viscously mauled her friend has died, her lawyer said Tuesday.Sandy Herold died Monday night of a ruptured aortic aneurysm, according to attorney Robert Golger.

“Ms. Herold had suffered a series of heartbreaking losses over the last several years, beginning with the death of her only child, then her husband, then her beloved chimp Travis, as well as the tragic maiming of friend and employee Charla Nash,” Golger said in a statement. “In the end, her heart, which had been broken so many times before, could take no more.”

Herold was the owner of the 200-pound chimp, named Travis, which went crazy in Stamford, Conn., in February of last year and attacked Charla Nash. The animal tore apart her face and hands, ripping off her lips and eyelids, and leaving her blind and severely disfigured.

Jackal Is Nipped !!

This jackal was reminded of his place in nature’s pecking order when he got a nasty nip on the nose after trying to snatch a hungry vulture’s scrap of meat.The pair came to blows after setting their sights on the same tasty snack.Although the meat was closely guarded by the bird the jackal thought he’d try his luck – but he obviously hadn’t bargained for a fight.