The plight of the homeless turtle

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15 Responses to “The plight of the homeless turtle”

  1. Draxlith says:

    Poor little guys, is there somewhere we can donate? A shelter we can volunteer at?

    Maybe give them some of my recycling so they can be *cardboard* box turtles?

  2. bcsizemo says:

    Well that certainly was less gross than I was expecting…

  3. Rebecca DeLaTorre says:

    Ummm, I’m pretty sure my parents don’t want me to see that.

  4. kringlebertfistyebuns says:

    Weird.  Looks like a cow-pie with legs.

  5. john aguirre says:

    It’s not lacking a shell … the shell is soft.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trionychidae

  6. Alan says:

    The important question is:  Are they good eating?

  7. ROSSINDETROIT says:

    I used to have a pet soft shell turtle.  Much prettier than that.  It had beautiful green, yellow and tan stripes on the legs and neck.  I think it was a Spiny soft shell.  They’re very cool animals.  It did spend a lot of its time burrowed down in the sand in its tank, periodically sticking its head out to the surface to snorkel some air.

  8. Lobster says:

    Looks like a pancake.

  9. folkclarinet says:

    I need a unicorn chaser. :P

  10. Shibi_SF says:

    He looks… um… uncircumcised.

  11. dragonfrog says:

    The article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantor's_giant_softshell_turtle is short, but contains some priceless stuff:

    “P. cantorii is an ambush predator and primarily carnivorous, feeding on crustaceans, mollusks and fish” – I never would have thought of “ambushing” a mollusk, but then it is a turtle…

    “It surfaces only twice a day to take a breath”.  Whoah.  So this thing holds its breath for about twelve hours at a stretch?  Dude.

  12. Brainspore says:

    Mislabeled photo. That was just an iguana that had a run-in with a steamroller.

  13. beemoh says:

    Yes, yes I do.

    *click*

    …eww.

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