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ANGLER Steve Bellion was shell-shocked last night - after catching a giant TURTLE.

Steve, 23, was fishing for carp when he hooked the 57lb monster in a lake near Birmingham.
He was amazed when he got it on the bank and it was identified as an 80-year-old alligator snapping turtle, from south-eastern USA.
Tales had abounded for a decade of a vicious creature biting through anglers' lines and attacking ducks.
Steve said: "It was hissing and snapping and could easily have taken your hand off."
The ancient female is believed to have been a pet which grew too big and was released into Earlswood Reservoir.
British Waterways staff moved it to West Midlands Safari Park - where it may now mate with a resident male.
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