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There were no dinosaurs involved in this story...
*** German authorities detain killer tortoise
Frankfurt's sunbathers can relax after a "killer" tortoise terrorizing
the banks of the Main river was detained by authorities, a newspaper
said Tuesday. The 55-pound reptile, an alligator tortoise capable of
snapping broomsticks with its razor-sharp teeth and vicious enough to
attack crocodiles, was netted by firemen in a delicate operation that
drew a standing ovation from onlookers. It is now condemned to
solitary confinement in Frankfurt Zoo. "It would tear the heads and
legs off other tortoises," a zoo reptile expert said. For the story,
(GLH note: That's "Alligator Snapping Turtle', no turtles or tortises
have teeth, and they're actually native to the Southeast U.S.)