Vietnam sacred lake turtle captured for treatment (AP) – 762th Edition

In this photo taken Sunday, April 3, 2011, an injured giant softshell turtle is seen after being pulled from Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam. Veterinarians examined the rare giant turtle, which has a shell the size of a desk and is estimated to weigh about 440 pounds (200 kilograms), considered sacred by many Vietnamese at a makeshift hospital in Hanoi on Monday to check mysterious lesions afflicting one of the last four known members of its species. (AP Photo/Na Son Nguyen)AP – Veterinarians examined a rare giant turtle considered sacred by many Vietnamese at a makeshift hospital in Hanoi on Monday to check mysterious lesions afflicting one of the last four known members of its species.

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