Friday Haiku: Palikka Noms

Palikka must think
“Would rather nom a cupcake
Instead of salad”



“Greetings from Finland! This is Palikka, not only the most adorable tortoise hatchling in the long history of tortoise hatchlings but also an impeccable master of disguise, attempting to pass as a cupcake while simultaneously eating salad. Photos taken by Anni L. (With the kind help of Emleri L.)”



  1. She’s a brick….. house
    She’s the one, the only one,
    Built like an Amazon

  2. mandamoonflower says:

    This is so perfect and cute! Love it 🙂

  3. Smartypants says:

    Such pretty markings! I had to squint really closely to see if he was real or a decoration!

  4. Such a beautiful shell!

  5. sabrina rose says:

    Such admirable self-restraint! Other turtles might lose it and be face down in the frosting!

  6. Mother of Puffy, the Babeh Box Turtle says:

    Princess Puffy says Hi!

  7. Bob Drummond says:

    very cute . He does resemble a cupcake !!!

  8. Dixie's Mom says:

    Adorable!…. but….public health Nuff: a turtle next to peepul food is not good. Turts have that salmonella stuff on their shells, etc…. hope they are not going to eat those other cupcakes!