Three Cheers For Puck!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Puck is a Sulcata Tortoise. I’ve been his human for a year. Such a friendly little guy. Loves to be around people and other animals!” -Melanie S.

Luis Suarez, Is This Your Tortoise?

This tortoise musta picked up some illegal soccer tactics watching the World Cup soccer.

That’s a Red Card for you, mister!

From T.O.

Hey Pal, Get Yer Own!!

Wally The Squirrel decides he’s gonna snatch the tortoise’s nuts (they eat nuts?) and he doesn’t care WHO knows it.

T.O.

Friday Haiku: Palikka Noms

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

cuplika01

cuplika02_2

cuplika03_2
“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.)”

Tort Of Steel

Look! Up in the sky! On her hand! It’s……..Waffles?

9131041706_004139a803_c
“I have a baby sulcata tortoise named Waffles who I do a photo blog for every day!” -Cuteporter Alicia W.

Flashback Friday

We’re going back in time! Get it? Going sooo slow that we’re going back-, and it’s Flashback Fri-, and … yeah!

92dd59aade348420f50a420608632eb4d9d5dda3_m
Circa 1960s. Credit Unknown.

THIS JUST IN: Turtle MANIA!!

These emails came zooming in RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF WORLD TURTLE DAY SO WHAT’RE YA GONNA DO. Well, post ‘em, of course. Before we go any furthur- let’s clear one thing up.

Turtles live in an aquatic environment.
Tortoises are primarily land-dwelling creatures.

That’s it. Now on with the show.

First up is Cuteporter Rebecca, who sez: “Here we find Elliott, the African spur-thighed tortoise, enjoying an exciting snack of wheat grass and yellow squash in honor of World Turtle Day. He’s fun little dude. Note the hilariously demanding look at the end.”

“Elliott is 13 years old and weighs almost 30 pounds. He enjoys grass, baby carrots, yellow squash, and more grass. On a good day he will eat his hay, but he’s often naughty and refuses it.”

Then we have Emily R. “I saw your post on Turtle Day and I thought I should send you this picture I snapped of a turtle-tortoise thing (I don’t really know the difference *blushes*) in Croatia a few years ago. I nicknamed ‘her’ Terencia (hence the picture name) and I think her markings are just beautiful.”

Terencia Turtle - Croatia
Yo Emily! More on the diff between turtles and torties here.