Thursday, May 24, 2012

Never Would Have Guessed

I never, ever, EVER would have guessed that turtles are more closely related to birds than lizards...

Turtles more closely related to birds than lizards and snakes, genetic evidence shows

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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!