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Tag Archive: turtles

Jan 31 2013

Pet turtle digs in and lives 30 years in family’s junk room

Red-footed tortoise on some junk

While I’m slightly skeptical about the “just so” nature of this story, it’s still an adorable story, and I don’t see any aspects of it that make it particularly implausible. Apparently, a pet turtle (technically a tortoise, but turtles are turtles, I have it on good authority!) got lost in a junk room and, thirty …

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Jan 26 2013

Kitten on epic mount

I wonder what level you have to be to get so mighty a steed.

Dec 29 2012

Baby turtle eats raspberry

I’m posting this to prove a point, on top of the obvious squee and funny factors. That point is, human beings can be complete monsters sometimes. Treating cute little turtles as sport, as though there was any contest between the turtle and an automobile. For shame. Look at that turtle, having trouble eating a raspberry! …

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Sep 19 2012

Blanding’s turtles, nearing extinction, find help in NS zoo

Blanding turtle hatchlings in a tank

Our local zoo, Oaklawn Farm, has reportedly taken on and hatched some hundred Blanding’s turtle eggs, a breed of Nova Scotia turtle that’s on the endangered species list. Oaklawn Farm Zoo is the former home to the largest African lion in captivity in North America, Rutledge, who died of old age recently. In June, more …

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Sep 03 2012

Turtle chases tomato

Here I am on Labour Day (that’s right, check that extra U!), slaving away at some code rather than playing on the blogosphere. I mean, sure, it’s FUN to program, but I’m still neglecting my blogoduties. So, here’s some squee filler. You should also check out PZ’s excellent analysis of the scientific evidence for how …

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Jun 25 2012

Royal Thai Navy <3′s sea turtles

I’m pretty much in desperate need of happy-making material at the moment. And yes, the film series in my previous post was quite replete with that (see especially Hugh and Gerald’s story of the First Pride Parade — their story about the police officer’s awe is great). But sometimes it takes a special sort of …

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Feb 28 2012

Even turtle porn is adorable

Green turtles mating

Longtime readers will, I’ve no doubt, recognize that I have a bit of a thing for turtles. Our Lady of Perpetual Win certainly noticed, and sent along a link to Ed Yong’s slideshow at Not Rocket Science showing a pair of green turtles near Sri Lanka actually mating. Yeah, that’s right, put on the Barry …

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Feb 24 2012

Full-out Atheist On Atheist War!

Tiny turtle pushing a marble toward some tiny bowling pins

Oh holy shit, we’re talking honest-to-goodness internecene throwdowns happening all along the Great Atheist Rift! Crommunist fired the first shot, like Franz Ferdinand himself, declaring that anyone who likes cats must naturally be infected by toxoplasmosis, which is the only explanation why anyone would subject themselves the nonsense that is a cat’s existence.

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