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Terrapin with human-face patterns found in central Vietnam

Terrapin with human-face patterns found in central Vietnam

Monday, July 28, 2014, 20:05 GMT+7

A terrapin whose patterns on its shell resemble a full human face has been found in central Vietnam’s Phu Yen Province.

Nguyen Nong, a local of Tuy An District, bought the 0.3kg terrapin from a local market to prepare for a meal.

To his and everyone’s surprise, he noticed that its shell patterns are clearly shaped as a human face with eyes, eyebrows, a nose bridge, and a mouth.

Nong has decided to keep the terrapin as a pet.

The reptile has drawn curious crowds, with some offering him several million dong (US$1 is worth some VND21,000) for it, but he refused.

According to experts, the terrapin lives in fresh water.

Its eerie shell patterns may be caused by climatic conditions and natural surroundings over the years, they said.

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