Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Unidentified Flying Tortoise

Do you want to see a tortoise dressed up as a flying saucer?  You know you do.  Click here now.  Happy Halloween!  Pokey didn't feel like dressing up.  Sorry, she takes after her mom.
 
Image by farconville via freedigitalphotos.net
 

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Soft Shell Suck & Spew?

I have felt deep sympathy for the soft shell turtles of the world for years. Clearly the underdog of ancient beauty, the soft shell seemed to need my love more than the other species.  Yet, a new study has revealed something that almost explains why their noses resemble those of pigs: they're so dirty they pee out of their mouths.  Were they created to represent ostracism? Geez.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hope for the Vietnamese Box Turtle

The birth of any baby is exciting, but sometimes they feel like small miracles. Such is the case at the Bristol Zoo where they have hatched their first baby Vietnamese Box Turtle, a species at risk of extinction.

Hatching of tiny rare turtle is huge breakthrough for city zoo | This is Bristol

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Saved by a Fall

Normally, falling off a truck in the middle of a highway would seem horribly sad, but since these turtles were on their way to be sold as food the bump of the street must have brought relief. 

Turtle rescue slows traffic on Highway 58 | KGET TV 17

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Rare Reptile Student Status

All the headlines on this 'happy ending' make it sound like the turtle became a student, yet the articles state little about what the turtle will do on campus. Does anyone know if he/she will be a student, the subject of a study, or a free agent roaming campus like a 12th year senior?

Turtle becomes talk of town, goes to college | Zanesville Times Recorder | zanesvilletimesrecorder.com

Turtley Mean

In case you were wondering, turtles do not like to fly and have trouble climbing trees and / or getting out of them. Please don't torture your local reptiles by trying to create the sequel to Disney's "Up".  Thank you & have a turtley awesome day!

The news that inspired this message: A Terrible Person Taped a Turtle to Some Balloons, Then Let It Go [Horrible People]

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Turtle Tragedy

A terrible turtle tragedy has happened in Trinidad. Workers attempting to keep a local waterway from eroding turtle nesting grounds drove over and crushed thousands of leatherback hatchlings. See the full story <a href="http://m.cbsnews.com/storysynopsis.rbml?pageType=general&catid=57470059&feed_id=999&videofeed=999">here</a>.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lunch with Peanut

If you're looking for a cute glimpse of turtle life, look no further. Peanut the Eastern Box Turtle is here to cure your boredom!  Wee Turtle vs. Raspberry (VIDEO)


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Monday, June 25, 2012

R.I.P. Pinta Tortoises

I am very sad to share the news that possibly the last Pinta Tortoise in the world , Lonesome George, has passed away.  R.I.P. George.  Lonesome George, the World's Rarest Giant Tortoise, Found Dead [Video]


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Monday, June 18, 2012

Blanding's Turtle

I learned about a type of turtle I've never seen or heard of before today, thanks to my friends at Eco Birder.  Check out their post: Blanding's Turtle


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Monday, June 4, 2012

Pokey and Samantha Recommend Free Kibble


Sometimes Pokey stares at her "sister" Samantha like she loves her (and vice versa), so I thought she would want me to share this link with you where you can answer a trivia question a day to help feed shelter pets.  You don't even have to get it right!  What are you waiting for?  Go feed a dog or cat today with a simple moment of your internet browsing time.  Pokey and Samantha (and the happy tummies of shelter pets) thank you for supporting the cause.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

That's A Scary Turtle

They've found evidence of a giant, carnivorous turtle that actually scares me a little.  I'm guessing we wiped them out first when humans decided turtles looked tasty?  Giant Turtle Ate Crocodiles for Dinner, Scientists Say | Fox News Latino


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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Turtle Found After 47 Years!

What I want to say about this article is please, PLEASE, DO NOT carve anything in your turtle's shell.  They can feel it and their shells are not a piece of whittleing wood.


Turtle with boy's initials carved on its shell found by his father 47 years later in same backyard


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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Land Tortoise Lover Turns Island Into National Park


Pokey and I have a new hero.  Brendon Grimshaw bought and island in the 1960's and spent his life planting native plants and breeding turtles.  His island, Moyenne, just became the smallest national park in the world.  Bravo Brendan!  BRAVO!!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Turtle Smuggler Caught

Justice was served to one turtle smuggler recently. Pokey and I did a happy dance when we heard. We are so glad Operation Flying Turtle was a success!


Man Sentenced in LA in Turtle Smuggling Case - ABC News


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Sunday, May 6, 2012

How to Make a Turtle from a Watermellon

If you want to add an artistic flare to your next fruit salad, try out these watermellon turtle instructions.  It's one of the most adorable food creations I've ever seen.  I would like to thank my friend kez for telling me about it!  And hopefully, if you read this, decide to try to make a watermellon turtle and fail at your first attempt carving...

Hopefully there will be some tortoises around to eat the leftovers!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Gaining Ground on the Coast of Gabon

I read some positive news today about leatherback sea turtles! It turns out there may be twice as many female leatherbacks in the world as originally estimated.  Canada News, Commentary, Analysis, Blogs | The Mark


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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

You Tube Tuesday - Mei Yu's Cartoon Turtle

Pokey was in the mood to encourage drawing again...




Josh from "Its Tiger Time" invented You Tube Tuesday so we could each share one video a week which we found to be fun, inspiring or otherwise noteworthy. If you choose to participate, don't forget to leave your links in my comments section (so I can come visit you) and on Josh's page (so you can be part of the contest). I hope you enjoyed this week's selection!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

You Tube Tuesday - Turtle Climbing Wall

Some days drive you up the wall, other days you climb it of free will... if you're a turtle.
I am told no turtles were harmed in the filming of this video.  He didn't fall to the ground.



Josh from "Its Tiger Time" invented You Tube Tuesday so we could each share one video a week which we found to be fun, inspiring or otherwise noteworthy. If you choose to participate, don't forget to leave your links in my comments section (so I can come visit you) and on Josh's page (so you can be part of the contest). I hope you enjoyed this week's selection!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tortoise Mayhem in the Mojave Desert

Tortoises have brought one solar energy company's construction plans to a standstill.  More than a hundred will need to be relocated to accommodate our green energy needs. Several have suffered and died already.  Prehistoric animal has big role in energy’s future - The Washington Post


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Friday, March 23, 2012

THIS MOMENT - Turtle Doodle



THIS MOMENT – A Friday ritual

Photos – no words – capturing moments from the week.
Simple, special, extraordinary moments.
Moments you want to pause, savour and remember.
“This Moment” was introduced to me by
and Alejandro of Raising Amelie

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

YTT - How to Draw a Cartoon Turtle

If you want to draw this turtle but feel intimidated, just move at turtle speed and pause the video after each step or two so you can take as much time as you want to copy it.






Josh from "Its Tiger Time" invented You Tube Tuesday so we could each share one video a week which we found to be fun, inspiring or otherwise noteworthy. If you choose to participate, don't forget to leave your links in my comments section (so I can come visit you) and on Josh's page (so you can be part of the contest). I hope you enjoyed this week's selection!

Friday, March 16, 2012

FRIDAY MOMENT - Baby-Turtle-of-Pearl Necklace


THIS MOMENT – A Friday ritual

Photos – no words – capturing moments from the week.
Simple, special, extraordinary moments.
Moments you want to pause, savour and remember.
“This Moment” was introduced to me by
and Alejandro of Raising Amelie

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

You Tube Tuesday - Self-Cleaning Turtle

Rub-a-dub-dub!



Josh from "Its Tiger Time" invented You Tube Tuesday so we could each share one video a week which we found to be fun, inspiring or otherwise noteworthy. If you choose to participate, don't forget to leave your links in my comments section (so I can come visit you) and on Josh's page (so you can be part of the contest). I hope you enjoyed this week's selection!

Friday, March 9, 2012

THIS MOMENT - Pokey

I learned about a new free photo app for my phone this week from Janice...

 

 
THIS MOMENT – A Friday ritual

Photos – no words – capturing moments from the week.
Simple, special, extraordinary moments.
Moments you want to pause, savour and remember.
“This Moment” was introduced to me by
and Alejandro of Raising Amelie

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

YTT - Snacking and Swimming




Josh from "Its Tiger Time" invented You Tube Tuesday so we could each share one video a week which we found to be fun, inspiring or otherwise noteworthy. If you choose to participate, don't forget to leave your links in my comments section (so I can come visit you) and on Josh's page (so you can be part of the contest). I hope you enjoyed this week's selection!

Friday, March 2, 2012

THIS MOMENT - Turtle Band



THIS MOMENT – A Friday ritual

Photos – no words – capturing moments from the week.
Simple, special, extraordinary moments.
Moments you want to pause, savour and remember.
“This Moment” was introduced to me by
and Alejandro of Raising Amelie

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

You Tube Tuesday - Turtle Talk with Crush




 

Josh from "Its Tiger Time" invented You Tube Tuesday so we could each share one video a week which we found to be fun, inspiring or otherwise noteworthy. If you choose to participate, don't forget to leave your links in my comments section (so I can come visit you) and on Josh's page (so you can be part of the contest). I hope you enjoyed this week's selection!  It is pretty amazing how smart they can make an interactive image. Do you think they could make Counselor Crush, a smart phone app to get me talking about and help me solve my day to day problems? LOL.
 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

You Tube Tuesday - Therapy Turtle

If only I had started teaching Pokey tricks when she was younger...





Josh from "Its Tiger Time" invented You Tube Tuesday so we could each share one video a week which we found to be fun, inspiring or otherwise noteworthy.  If you choose to participate, don't forget to leave your links in my comments section (so I can come visit you) and on Josh's page (so you can be part of the contest).  I hope you like this week's selection!

Friday, February 17, 2012

This Moment: Turtle Candle Holders



THIS MOMENT – A Friday ritual

Photos – no words – capturing moments from the week.
Simple, special, extraordinary moments.
Moments you want to pause, savour and remember.
 
“This Moment” was introduced to me by
and Alejandro of Raising Amelie

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

You Tube Tuesday - A Turtle Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day!!!






Josh from "Its Tiger Time" invented You Tube Tuesday so we could each share one video a week which we found to be fun, inspiring or otherwise noteworthy.  If you choose to participate, don't forget to leave your links in my comments section (so I can come visit you) and on Josh's page (so you can be part of the contest).  I hope you like this week's selection!

Monday, February 6, 2012

You Tube Tuesday - More Skateboarding Turtles!

Continuing the skateboarding turtle theme from last week, here's a little more of a wild ride!



 
 

Josh from "Its Tiger Time" invented You Tube Tuesday so we could each share one video a week which we found to be fun, inspiring or otherwise noteworthy.  If you choose to participate, don't forget to leave your links in my comments section (so I can come visit you) and on Josh's page (so you can be part of the contest).  I hope you like this week's selection!

Friday, February 3, 2012

This Moment - New T-Shirt

Sorry for the poor quality camera phone shot. I wanted you all to see my new shirt! Happy Friday


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Monday, January 30, 2012

You Tube Tuesday - Proving Pet Turtles are Fun

I hope you will agree that this week's video squashes the myth that having a pet turtle is no fun.




Josh from "Its Tiger Time" invented You Tube Tuesday so we could each share one video a week which we found to be fun, inspiring or otherwise noteworthy.  If you choose to participate, don't forget to leave your links in my comments section (so I can come visit you) and on Josh's page (so you can be part of the contest).  I hope you like this week's selection!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Indonesia is Home to the Most Endangered Species!

I've just learned that Indonesia is home to the highest number of.endangered animals. Much of the problem can be contributed to incidents like this where someone attempted to smuggle 1,500 pig nose turtles!  Op-Ed: Protected turtles found 'crammed like sardines' into suitcases


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Friday, January 27, 2012

Turtle Promiscuity is Good

This just in: Turtles' mating habits protect against effects of climate change


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THIS MOMENT - Gel Pen Sketch

THIS MOMENT – A Friday ritual

Photos – no words – capturing moments from the week.
Simple, special, extraordinary moments.
Moments you want to pause, savour and remember.
 
“This Moment” was introduced to me by Sarah-Jane of Samuel Michael's Photography and Alejandro of Raising Amelie
 
 

Monday, January 23, 2012

You Tube Tursday - Turtle Doodles

I don't know about you, but sometimes I like to doodle!




Josh from "Its Tiger Time" invented You Tube Tuesday so we could each share one video a week which we found to be fun, inspiring or otherwise noteworthy.  If you choose to participate, don't forget to leave your links in my comments section (so I can come visit you) and on Josh's page (so you can be part of the contest).  I hope you like this week's selection!
 
(I'm posting my video early... it's Tuesday somewhere!)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

James Durr says, "Durrrrr... I didn't know."

James Durr, deputy mayor of North Hanover Township, has plead guilty to harassing endangered bog turtles by damaging their habitat.  News - philly.com. I find it quite ironic that his surname is Durr.  Has he claimed guilt through ignorance in the past?


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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

YTT - Turtle Burgers

I decided to continue the turtle shaped food theme at least one You Tube Tuesday post longer... just in case someone besides me hopes to have a themed party one day with lots of silly turtle shaped food.  Of course, if you eat a simple, low-carb diet, you can have a turtle burger any day you want!  Why wait for a party?!


 


Josh from "Its Tiger Time" invented You Tube Tuesday so we could each share one video a week which we found to be fun, inspiring or otherwise noteworthy.  If you choose to participate, don't forget to leave your links in my comments section (so I can come visit you) and on Josh's page (so you can be part of the contest).  I hope you like this week's selection!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Once Lost, Now Found!!

One Christchurch family is rejoicing this weekend because their red eared slider turtle, London, found his way home. I love stories like this!


Turtle returns after year-long absence - Story - National - 3 News


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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

You Tube Tuesday - Turtle Cake


Josh from "Its Tiger Time" invented You Tube Tuesday so we could each share one video a week which we found to be fun, inspiring or otherwise noteworthy.  If you choose to participate, don't forget to leave your links in my comments section (so I can come visit you) and on Josh's page (so you can be part of the contest).  I hope you like this week's selection!
 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

You Tube Tuesday - High Five


Josh from "Its Tiger Time" invented You Tube Tuesday so we could each share one video a week which we found to be fun, inspiring or otherwise noteworthy.  If you choose to participate, don't forget to leave your links in my comments section (so I can come visit you) and on Josh's page (so you can be part of the contest).  I hope you like this week's selection!
 
If I could have picked one human behavior to teach turtles, this would be it!
 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Turtle Crossing

Sometimes slight modifications are all it takes to save an animal population. Vermont knows that. So, they created little tunnels under a stretch of train tracks where the turtles needed to go from one swamp to another. Bravo!!!


New crossing allows turtles to travel in peace - Brattleboro Reformer


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