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Aug 11 2012

Anti-Caturday Post

Just think of them as little armored cats. With much bigger litters.

(via Freethinking for Dummies)

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  1. 1
    MikeMa

    Mama, just keep them out of the road!

    My usual road-bike route is mostly on rural roads and I see turtles now & again, mostly in a flattened state. A few days ago, I found one in a pre-flattened state and moved him (her?) from the near center to the other side in the direction it seemed to be heading.

    Good thing the litters are big because most of the local drivers move too fast to care much.

  2. 2
    René

    Ha! Gömböcök!

  3. 3
    ChasCPeterson

    I don’t like the sound of these ‘boncentration bamps’.
    Those guys are probably 2-3 years old. Hatchlings have been characterized as ‘walking ravioli’.

  4. 4
    Glen Davidson

    Sell them, shell them, soup them.

    Glen Davidson

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    Inaji

    Eeeee, baby turtles! Serious cute.

  6. 6
    Alexandra (née Audley)

    CUTE! I love tortoises in the mirning.

    Glen,
    One of the cookbooks I inherited from my grandmama has a section for turtles. :(

  7. 7
    DLC

    Gammera, The Friend of All Children, approves.

  8. 8
    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    @ Caine

    Eeeee, baby turtles!

    Eeeeek, Nooooooooo! TORTOISES! (Turtles are the one’s that head downhill before rain, while tortoises head uphill. ie If it was a turtle it would be facing the right-hand side of the image…)

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    mythbri

    They DO move in herds!

    (This joke was brought to you from the year 1993.)

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    Pyra

    Awwwwwww. I <3 tortoises.

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    melody

    Sooo much cuter than cats. :)

  12. 12
    Larry

    #9

    They DO move in herds!

    I don’t where your from, that’s funny right there!

    You win the innernets today

  13. 13
    HappiestSadist, Repellent Little Martyr

    Awwww, herd of tortoises! SO CUTE. I want to share a large container of strawberries with them.

  14. 14
    coralline

    Awful and wonderful: http://youtu.be/4k-l1HLj9Nk

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    thunk: turmite city

    Oh. Interesting.

  16. 16
    Holms

    GOLIATH ONLINE.

  17. 17
    Turtles

    Bah, tortoises.

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    marko

    Sorry man, I reckon they trump cephalopod.

  19. 19
    ralfmuschall

    @MikeMa (#1)
    Drivers are much worse – they intentionally swerve out of their way to flatten animals. A team in Canada did experiments with turtle and snake imitates of made of rubber: http://thestickytongue.org/2012/03/22/study-human-attitudes-towards-herpetofauna/

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    Bart B. Van Bockstaele

    ralfmuschall: correct. I have seen pictures where one can clearly see the tracks of a car that swerved to kill a turtle.

    I am also appalled at similar behaviour of racing cyclists who insist on racing in nature parks and on trails.

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    left0ver1under

    One has to wonder how careful the big one is around the little ones. I recall a documentary on sea turtles that says they aren’t.

    One female was coming ashore to make a nest and lay eggs on the beach. As she went up the sand, she went right over several baby turtles going down the beach to the water, killing some of them. The narrator said the babies might have even been her own.

  22. 22
    AussieMike

    its turtles all the way down!

  23. 23
    Musca Domestica

    My cat is beginning to feel slightly threatened.

  24. 24
    Turtles

    Yup

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    Turtles

    It

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    Turtles

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    Turtles

    me

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    Turtles

    all

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    Turtles

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    way

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    Turtles

    down.

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