A bright yellow turtle was rescued from a pond in Bardhhaman, West Bengal. 

Indian Forest Service official Debashish Sharma took to his Twitter and shared the image of a ‘yellow turtle’ that has been found in the pond. According to the caption of the picture, the turtle is considered to be a ‘Flapshell Turtle’ which is found rarely. 

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This is the second time this year that a yellow turtle has been spotted. Previously, locals from Sujanpur village in Soro block of Balasore district rescued a rare yellow turtle and handed over the turtle to the Forest Department officials.

Pictures of the yellow turtle have been widely circulated on the microblogging platform, where they have generated huge interest. Senior IFS officer Ramesh Pandey was among those who retweeted the pics.

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Netizens were astounded on looking at the images of this rare find. Few people on the internet are also calling the turtle auspicious. 

Bhanoomitra Acharya, Wildlife Warden, said, “The whole shell and the body of the rescued turtle are yellow. This is a rare turtle, I have never seen one like this.”