The residents of Balasore, Odisha 196km from state capital Bhubaneswar had a unique visitor. They spotted a turtle, yellow in colour.
A senior wildlife officer said it is a rare spotting.
“The whole shell and the body of the rescued turtle is yellow. This is a rare turtle, I have never seen one like this,” Bhanoomitra Acharya, Wildlife Warden, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The turtle was rescued by locals on on Sunday and handed over to the forest officials.
“Most probably it was an albino. One such aberration was recorded by locals in Sindh few years back,” IFS (Indian Forest Services) officer Susanta Nanda tweeted.
Close snap of the same. Mark the pink eyes, one indicative feature of albinism. pic.twitter.com/MfXrXVYbfH
— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) July 20, 2020