Sad end for turtle in drunken snog attempt

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A man walked into the seafood section of a supermarket in China, stuck his head into an aquarium and tried to kiss a turtle, following a boozy night on the town in Hefei, Anhui Province.

But the turtle responded to his advances by clamping its jaws onto the man's mouth and refusing to let go.

Reports by local media say that supermarket staff had to cut off the turtle's head in order to free the man, who was treated in hospital before being taken by police to spend a night in the drunk tank.

The man didn't believe the incident had occurred until he was shown actual CCTV footage. Since then he has given up his claim against the supermarket for compensation.

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