Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Silly Stink Pot Smuggler
I've just learned of a very interesting type of African turtle - the stink pot turtle. I know you are probably thinking that is a mean name, but what would you name a turtle that emits a foul smell when stressed? Now, although this characteristic could be helpful for teaching amateur turtle owners when their pet needs attention, I still can't believe someone was dumb enough to attempt to smuggle them. Did they really think their luggage wouldn't stink up the plane and draw attention? At least the story has a happy ending... the turtles are happily swimming at an aquarium in Hampshire and the smell, like Elvis, has left the building.