Sunday, January 29, 2012

After seven years, rare soft-shelled turtle resurfaces in Quirino Province

malagip ko idi ubingak kanayon nak nga makitiliw iti pag-ong idyay taltalon.. rare da gayamen.

CABARROGUIS, Quirino - A local fisherman here captured a rare turtle specie while fishing along the Addalam River. The turtle was found enmeshed in the fishnet, prompting the townsfolk to report the find to the provincial environment office.

The turtle known as the juvenile Cantor’s Soft-Shelled Turtle is locally known as “cagot". It was last seen seven years ago in the area and was sent to Chicago for further studies. It was confirmed to be an endangered turtle specie.

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