Paddling egret wonder stone discovered in Yibin

17:11, August 31, 2010      

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A citizen in Yibin, Sichuan Province has found a wonder stone with a "paddling egret" image on it in Jinsha River.

A white and gorgeous egret can be found on the black round stone. The egret seems to have a slim body, a slender neck and tail. The egret is standing in the creek with its neck bending slightly to the back as if it has just finished cleaning feathers.

The egret is the nationally protected animal. People's visual impression of it is that it is lofty, noble and aloof. The kind of natural stone with an egret picture is a rare find.

By Wang Qianyuanxue, People's Daily Online

(Editor:王千原雪)

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