Rare sea turtle rescued from the mouths of fishermen

By Phuc Hung   May 11, 2016 | 02:02 pm GMT+7

A rare 40-kilogram sea turtle has been rescued by police as it was being prepped for the pot at a food stall in Soc Trang province.

The turtle had got stranded on the shore of the southern province, and the fishermen who found it were unaware that it was a rare species so they took it to the food stall to be cooked.

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The rare turtle weighs about 40 kilograms

The species is on the verge of extinction and is listed in Vietnam’s Red Book of Endangered Species.

A tracking chip was attached to the animal before it was released back into the sea yesterday.