Whatever you say, Mr. Lasseter!

Behold the teeny "Stinkpot" baby turtle, who looks like he’s auditioning for Pixar’s next movie. At least he’s having a better time than Stubby McStubbersons here. Both are ‘musk turtles’ from the Sternotherus Gallery at Chelonia.org. (I can’t pronounce it either.) Thanks, Piezocuttlefish!




  1. de chelonian mobile

  2. E. Collison says:

    This is great!

  3. This is seriously the first picture that has truely made me squeak. And feel a little teary. I have a weak spot for turtles, THANK YOU!!!

  4. Yay!! Thank you for showing the turtle-love!!

  5. Jen–

    BWAAHAHAHA!! Yep, if I had him, I’d name him “Om”…


  6. He seems a lot less cuter when you imply from the name of the turtle and its species that he must stink. Oh well, my cat is cute and stinky too.

  7. w00t and hoo-ah for the turtle army!

    (…of Canada, apparently)

  8. Oh he looks so happy!

  9. He reminds me of this little guy from Finding Nemo:
    Such a cutie!

  10. Is… is that… turtle… smiling!?!?!?
    Wow….. those shiny, twinkling eyes!

  11. My God! So tiny … and he’s smiling! Awwwww.

  12. How cute! *squeals*

    Okay, I’ve embarrassed myself. Couldn’t have done it without the CO. lol

    I would name him Little Big Mouth

  14. aw that is so cute! that follows the rule of if an everyday object makes you look small, its cute. Everyday object meaning that persons thumbnail

  15. he’s totally all like weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  16. OMG!That is seriously demeanted.

  17. aHHHHHH lol so cute

  18. Heehee…it’s LITTLE A’Tuin! 🙂

  19. Jess – yes!! It’s Squirt!

    “It’s like he’s trying to speak to me, I know it…”

  20. He’s totally going all Luciano Pavarotti on their asses!

  21. …1,2,3,4,5…6,7,8,9,10,
    10 tiny turtles on the telephone,
    talkin’ to the grocery man!–Sesame Street

  22. ohmigosh, that is so cute i am not sure i can go on living!!!!!!

  23. pistache268 says:

    It’s such a tiny happy turtle. Smile, cute turtle.

  24. IT’S ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  25. what a cute little cutie-pie…i just want to kiss his silly little turtle head. awww

  26. Stubby McStubborson has had a rough day—give the little guy a break! He lives in a shell and is forced to smell like musk because the only cleanser the scientists give him is soap-on-a-rope. He looks frightened, (unlike his “smiling” counterpart, pictured here), but really he is just concentrating intensely. Maybe he’s watching “March of the Penguins”, or a turtle documentary.

  27. I was wimpering… then my room mate in the next room asked “are you at cute overload again?”

    yes I was.

  28. I invited her to look… and now she is wimpering too.

  29. too cute ^_^ love.love.love.

  30. Figaro figaro…


  31. dose it bite?

  32. throw some salt on it, i heard it helps turtles …

  33. oooo…squeal! he’s as big as a thumbnail! i could put him in a thimble!

  34. HOLY CRAP!!! that turtle is teeny weeny!!!! hahaha

  35. Ahhahahaha!

    Not only does that turtle make me want to giggle…

    but I love the random comments people make. Tee hee.