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About

Cheese Turtle refers to a rare flapshell turtle discovered in Bengal that, due to a lack of a pigment called tyrosine, is colored yellow. After pictures of the animal were posted to Twitter, users joked that it looked like a turtle covered in a slice of yellow American cheese.

Origin

The first post featuring the turtle occurred July 19th, 2020, when a video of the turtle was posted by @Susantananda3 (shown below). The video gained over 4,500 retweets and 18,000 likes.

However, it was not until October of 2020 that pictures of a second turtle with the odd color began attracting attention. On October 27th, 2020, Twitter user @deva_iitkp posted pictures of the turtle, gaining over 1,100 retweets, 1,600 quote tweets, and 7,200 likes (shown below). In a follow-up tweet, he surmised the turtle had a strange color may be because “of either some genetic mutation or congenital disorder due to absence of tyrosine pigment.”


Debashish Sharma, IFS @deva_iitkgp 000 Today a Yellow Turtle was rescued from a Pond in Burdwan,WB. It's one kind of a rarely occuring Flapshell Turtle. @ParveenKaswan @SanthoshaGubbi @RandeepHooda @rameshpandeyifs AMERA West Bengal Yellow

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The post attracted attention from commenters who felt the turtle resembled a slice of cheese. User @usedwifi called the turtle “forbidden cheese,” recalling the forbidden snacks meme, gaining over 40 retweets and 360 likes (shown below, left). User @neontaster joked, “he should become the mascot for Velveeta,” gaining over 20 retweets and 450 likes (shown below, right).


Alopecia Chlmaydia * 000 @usedwifi forbidden cheese GIF Debashish Sharma, IFS @deva_iitkgp · Oct 27 Today a Yellow Turtle was rescued from a Pond in Burdwan,WB. It's one kind of a rarely occuring Flapshell Turtle. @ParveenKaswan @SanthoshaGubbi @RandeepHooda @rameshpandeyifs Show this thread Yellow Junk food Noam Blum 000 @neontaster He should become the mascot for Velveeta. Debashish Sharma, IFS @deva_iitkgp · Oct 27 Today a Yellow Turtle was rescued from a Pond in Burdwan,WB. It's one kind of a rarely occuring Flapshell Turtle. @ParveenKaswan @SanthoshaGubbi @RandeepHooda @rameshpandeyifs Show this thread MERA 6:31 PM · Nov 1, 2020 · Twitter Web App Sarat Kumar Kar West Bengal Yellow

Various Examples


Luis J. Gomez 000 @luisjgomez I want to melt him on a burger Susanta Nanda IFS @susantananda3 · Jul 19 A rare yellow turtle was spotted & rescued in Balasore, Odisha yesterday. Most probably it was an albino. One such aberration was recorded by locals in Sindh few years back. Show this thread 0:05 584K views Yellow kayla @krustrust 00 living breathing omelette Debashish Sharma, IFS @deva_iitkgp · Oct 27 Today a Yellow Turtle was rescued from a Pond in Burdwan,WB. It's one kind of a rarely occuring Flapshell Turtle. @ParveenKaswan @SanthoshaGubbi @RandeepHooda @rameshpandeyifs Show this thread AMERA West Bengal Yellow Personal protective equipment Noam Blum 00 @neontaster They should name him Benedict. O Debashish Sharma, IFS @deva_iitkgp · Oct 27 Today a Yellow Turtle was rescued from a Pond in Burdwan,WB. It's one kind of a rarely occuring Flapshell Turtle. @ParveenKaswan @SanthoshaGubbi @RandeepHooda @rameshpandeyifs Show this thread MERA 7:29 PM · Nov 1, 2020 · Twitter Web App Eggs Benedict Hollandaise sauce Food Dish Eggs benedict Cuisine Breakfast Ingredient Meal Yellow Smokey Vol @theSmokeyVol 00 I order my Waffle House turtle covered, what about y'all Debashish Sharma, IFS @deva_iitkgp · Oct 27 Today a Yellow Turtle was rescued from a Pond in Burdwan,WB. It's one kind of a rarely occuring Flapshell Turtle. @ParveenKaswan @SanthoshaGubbi @RandeepHooda @rameshpandeyifs Show this thread tian AMERA 7:21 PM · Nov 1, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone West Bengal Yellow Autumn 00 @AutumnDistrict mf look like kraft cheese slice Debashish Sharma, IFS @deva_iitkgp · Oct 27 Today a Yellow Turtle was rescued from a Pond in Burdwan,WB. It's one kind of a rarely occuring Flapshell Turtle. @ParveenKaswan @SanthoshaGubbi @RandeepHooda @rameshpandeyifs Show this thread Food Dish Cuisine Ingredient crackerjack is trappin 9 @Crackersmudge 000 Yo I got the rare turtle drop Debashish Sharma, IFS @deva_iitkgp · Oct 27 Today a Yellow Turtle was rescued from a Pond in Burdwan,WB. It's one kind of a rarely occuring Flapshell Turtle. @ParveenKaswan @SanthoshaGubbi @RandeepHooda @rameshpandeyifs Show this thread AMERA 6:55 PM · Nov 1, 2020 · Twitter Web App West Bengal Yellow Turtle

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