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Snapping turtle still on the loose in Germany

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 00:55

August 14 - Small town hunts for alligator snapping turtle after it attacked a young boy.

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The hunt is on for a snapping turtle in this small German town. Lotti, who looks a lot like this turtle, attacked an eight-year-old boy while he was swimming in a local lake and snapped his achilles tendon. Markus Baur, is one of the reptile experts searching for Lotti - and he says finding her will not be easy. SOUNDBITE: Member of animal shelter for reptiles Markus Baur saying (German): "To think that we would come here and she would be waving a flag and saying: 'Hello, take me away' … well that won't happen. We can only try and use some biological factors and look at the lake 'through the eyes of the turtle' and point out where we might get lucky." The lake in the popular vacation town has been drained and signs have gone up warning visitors to keep away from the banks. Local media reports say the mayor has now become part of the search too - offering a 1,000 euro reward to anyone who finds Lotti.

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Snapping turtle still on the loose in Germany

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 00:55

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