Monsters 1906

Skye Research

In an article in The Oregon daily journal on December 02, 1906 stated that SCENE IN COURT WHEN 5,000-YEAR-OLD TURTLE CAPTURED Largest Creature of Its Kind jn Existence Pronounced by Scientists to Be Oldest Living Creature Made Prisoner After Strenuous Battle. (Special Dispatch by Leased Wire to The Journal of San Francisco, Dec. 1. Naturalists are greatly Interested In the Mammoth turtle which lay at present on the schooner Academy, and which was captured near Galapagos Island, – off the coast of Ecuador. Great enthusiasm prevailing the Academy of Sciences, and It la asld that the value of that one specimen la more than the entire cost of the expedition, It Is what la known as a land turtle, and Captain Beck and the scientists who went on the expedition are certain that Its age is between 4.100 end 4.009 year. It is the largest turtle over captured. It has…

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