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This Rare Albino Pink Spotted Turtle is So Pretty

This Rare Albino Pink Spotted Turtle is So Pretty

At Tyla, we are seriously here for everyone's quirks and differences because it makes us unique - which is why we are in love with this adorable albino turtle.

The baby Florida softshell turtle is incredibly rare thanks to her unusual colouring and incredibly long neck.

She's already getting loads of attention on Instagram - what an influencer!

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She appears to have a pale pink body and is covered with a white and yellow spotted shell. But it's her neck that's even more insane - it makes her look like a mini dinosaur.

Her long neck makes her look like a mini dinosaur. (Credit: Caters)
Her long neck makes her look like a mini dinosaur. (Credit: Caters)

She is currently in the charge of a reptile enthusiast, Mike Aquilina, from New Jersey, USA, who is known for caring for reptiles, especially unusual ones.

He's also got a turtle with a heart that beats out of her chest!

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He is yet to name this new addition to his family though, turning to social media followers to ask for suggestions.

He said in a tweet announcing her arrival: "Woke up today to a new member of the family from @thealbinocollection

"Yesterday morning he called me and asked me if I wanted an Albino Florida Softshell & of course I was like HELL YEA!

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"Today she's home. 1 year and a day after he gave me Hope!

"Can you guys help me come up with a name for this new girl!? Isn't she pretty"

Video content shows the little turtle standing on her back legs so she crane her long neck to the surface of her tank at home before scurrying off.

The sweet baby turtle currently has no name. (Credit: Caters)
The sweet baby turtle currently has no name. (Credit: Caters)
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Mike said: "She is ultra-rare, not just because she is albino but also her incredibly long neck.

"She was born to a friend who wanted me to have her because of my experience with rare reptiles.

"This species of turtle normally lives primarily underneath the sand, so people don't get to see them normally."

She is rare because she is albino but also her long neck. (Credit: Caters)
She is rare because she is albino but also her long neck. (Credit: Caters)
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"Her neck would be used to ambush prey in the wild, sneaking up on them while she doesn't move.

"At the moment, she loves eating and hiding."

We think she's adorable and we love that she's different. You go girl!

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Topics: Animals

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a journalism degree, Lauren started off in real life magazines before moving into the fashion and lifestyle sector at the likes of Mail Online and Sun Online. Contact Tyla: [email protected]