1. MikeMa says

    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. ChasCPeterson says

    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’.

  3. theophontes (坏蛋) says

    @ 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…)

  4. Larry says


    They DO move in herds!

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

    You win the innernets today

  5. Happiestsadist says

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

  6. says

    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.

  7. left0ver1under says

    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.