Saturday, July 30, 2011

What is "the good life"?

Do you think turtles and tortoises feel global inequality the same way humans do?  The above African Tortoise lives in Africa - a symbol of strength, surviving on foliage as those around him avoid starvation with whatever scraps of nutrients they can find.  Meanwhile, in America, a three-legged African Tortoise gets a wheel glued to his shell so he can scoot around happy and free on the streets of Washington.  Which one is "living the good life"?  Is it better to roam free in your natural habitat or be pampered in an alternate reality?  I believe Pokey prefers the latter, but perhaps I'm merely justifying keeping her in a terrarium so I can monopolize her inspirational powers...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Turtle Derby - The Movie

I didn't get to go to the turtle derby this year... again.  I have never seen the turtle races.  However, there is currently a project on kickstarter that wants to document the event on film.  Will you donate to their project?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Snapping Turtle Love

I have to admit, snapping turtles aren't my favorite. They scare me a little. This guy loves them so much that he wants to show you how to pick them up and get them out of the road and away from danger. I hope you're up for the challenge because I'm still scared. I would probably use a stick and try to push it out of the street, although I doubt it is safer.
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