Lebanon News

Turtle sighting delights, surprises northern town

A man carries the turtle found crossing a street in Abboudiyeh, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. (The Daily Star/NNA, HO)

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Residents in a north Lebanon border town were stunned and delighted to see a large turtle crossing the road Tuesday morning in a rare sighting of the shy animal.

The turtle was seen on the streets of Abboudiyeh not far from the river. Some residents speculated that the animal left the shallow and polluted water in search of food.

One onlooker carried the turtle back to the river, residents told The Daily Star.





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