It may look more like your Christmas turkey just before it goes into the oven, but this milky white creature is actually a rare white turtle.
The creature, whose creamy color is offset by a few hints of pink, was discovered by the bank of the Yellow River in Henan province, China.
White turtles have a special place in Chinese culture, as the classic novel Journey from the West features an entity from Heaven who is turned into one of the animals after performing ill deeds.
However, unlike the character in the tale, this white turtle won't be ferrying any people across rivers: it is just 40cm long and weighs only 6.5kg.
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