How to not lose your pet turtle as he roams around the house: balloon on a string

"No turtles were harmed in the making of this video," says Austin Woods. "One was slightly annoyed, however--he's a grumpy one."


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  1. Turtle plots revenge on hoo-mon for indignites.

  2. heh

    In related turtle news, a few months back a 1.5 foot common snapper walked (with surprising speed) across my front patio in these southern Indiana burbs.

    Given the dangerousness of the surroundings I took her (in a dog crate, and eliciting only a few scary snaps) to the Ohio and opened the door and stood there for like ten minutes watching her motionless. Then she slowly crept out, looked around, and made a beeline for the water.

    Eerily beautiful, really, seeing such an ancient sight, her shell eventually disappearing beneath lapping waves. This was a member of a genus that's been around since the Cretaceous and a family that's retained its body plan since the Triassic.

  3. Hey this is all fun and games until your pet turtle floats out an open window.

  4. Then it will be turtles all the way up.

  5. As far as I understand it, the common US english uses 'turtle' for ones that swim, and 'tortoise' for ones that are strictly terrestrial. Though I'm pretty sure the Box Turtle is referred as both, depending on who you ask.

    This appears to be a red-eared slider, a very common river/lake turtle in the southeastern US.

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