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13 February 2012 at 7:21 pm
Looks like it is evolving towards being a whale.
Glen Davidson says
I like apples.
And the turtle’s as cute as a baby squid.
13 February 2012 at 7:41 pm
That’s one kewl metazoan, Mary.
Now I want to know how big that apple is.
'Tis Himself, OM says
13 February 2012 at 8:02 pm
The turtle wants to grow up big and strong like a Humboldt squid. That’s why it’s eating the apple.
13 February 2012 at 8:14 pm
Love it. Look at that little guy go!
13 February 2012 at 8:19 pm
13 February 2012 at 8:24 pm
. . . and Turtle-god tempted turtle with an apple . . .
13 February 2012 at 8:50 pm
All the way down…
That’s not ambition, that’s winning the turtle lottery! Whoohoo!
As an aside, it’s also how you fit a square metazoan into a round Maleaen(sp?).
13 February 2012 at 8:52 pm
It’s just missing the four tiny elephants…
13 February 2012 at 9:05 pm
If I didn’t get the equivalent taxonomy of the apple tree right, I apparently got the turtle species wrong. A quick Google search indicates this is a species of pond slider, not box turtle. At least from this angle it looks much less round than the box kind.
Regardless,it’s still a happy, happy herp.
some bastard says
13 February 2012 at 11:04 pm
@ Therrin #6
13 February 2012 at 11:05 pm
Now that’s just cute!
14 February 2012 at 12:07 am
Not to be a dick, but juvenile red eared sliders are decidedly carnivorous. Plus they are anathema to eating above water level. Cute pic for sure, but IMO a fake.
Francisco Bacopa says
14 February 2012 at 2:49 am
Uh, that’s a mostly carnivorous aquatic turtle. Pic is a fake.
Put a baby tortoise there and it might make sense.
14 February 2012 at 2:53 am
You can see bite traces of a human on the apple. It’s a fake, but a cute one.
14 February 2012 at 7:53 am
Stupid apple is just taking up space that could instead be filled with The Cuteness.
14 February 2012 at 9:52 am
How about this one instead?
(Tortoise and strawberry)
14 February 2012 at 12:56 pm
It’s actually a yellow-bellied slider (Trachemys scripta scripta) rather than the red-eared (T. s. elegans), but they won’t eat apples either.
14 February 2012 at 4:54 pm
14 February 2012 at 5:53 pm
There you go again, being all fanboi-y.
Penguins are soooo much more nutritious than apples.
Marcus Hill says
15 February 2012 at 3:33 am
I’ve got four sliders (same species as the infant pictured, but now 6-8 inches along the shell). As noted by previous posters, their favourite diet is far more protein rich, and they eat from the water. Most people don’t realise quite how aquatic they are – mine have a big fish tank with 30 inches of water and 6 inches of air between the cork platforms and the solar lights, and they spend most of their time swimming. A lot of owners keep them in vivaria with only a puddle of water barely big enough to submerge them, let alone allow them to swim properly, and don’t realise that the cute little thing in the photo above can eventually get to be the size of a small dinner plate. If you’re thinking of getting some, get a big fish tank and swap the lights for daylight vivarium tubes!
15 February 2012 at 2:39 pm
If Apple’s lawyers find this, sale of turtles will be banned all over Europe for trademark infringement.