Creation-Evolution Headlines muses over what most news media laughed over: The fact that turtles sometimes get fossilized while mating:
A more obvious question reporters seem to be skipping over is, how quickly would an animal have to be buried to be preserved in the sex act? The BBC News article showed a photograph of the exquisite preservation of one of the pairs of fossils claimed to be 47 million years old. About nine pairs have been found at the Messel Pit in Germany, most of them apparently in mating positions. (Mating Turtles Fossilized Instantly, June 19, 2012)
Turtles are not known for their swiftness, to be sure, but one would think that the events of death would attract their attention. CEH goes on,
These specimens add to a long list of fossils showing nearly instantaneous burial: ichthyosaurs trapped while giving birth, fish caught while swallowing other fish, fish with undigested small fish in their stomachs.
It’s as if a guy were fossilized while extracting a card from up his sleeve during a poker game … we would learn so much more than the anatomy of the elbow.
Here the turtles are, by the way.
Demonstrably, fossilization can be so rapid that it doesn’t destroy all evidence of what the creature was doing at the time. We don’t know how that happens.
Note: The term “mystery” originated with Nature News, not Creation-Evolution Headlines.