Tortoise and the Hare – CO Style

Bunbun’s saying, “Race ya home!”

Frida’s like, “Pshh, I’m so fast I’m already home.”

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“Bunbun and Frida.” -Natalie.

Candy Corn, My FAVORITE

[This is why I always love October. Eleven months outta the year, the same old thing. But this month? Om nom nom.]

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From the Oregon Zoo website: “A teensy, newly hatched Western pond turtle is being hand-reared at the Oregon Zoo as part of a head start program to help the species survive during declining numbers. Photo by Carlie Davidson.”

Day One: Break On Through To The Other Side

Watch these Bebeh Turtles launch. First day. (Note: a few mild profanities in the audio track, FYI.)



Submitted by Cuteporter Anna C. Source video posted here. Title inspired by J. Morrison.

Happy Birthday, Megster

I hurried over here as quick as I could, hope I’m not too…hey, where’s the cake?


(Mea Culpa-City for forgetting MF’s birthday wuz on July 30th- we stand totally chagrined. Or chastised. Or..something. Original post concept by NTMTOM, re-tweak by Pyrit.)

You’ve Heard of Eau de Toilette

But Eau de Turtlette, not so much.

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“The turtle was only here for a brief visit, it’s not ours and it doesn’t really have a name! The bunny’s name is Nijn (Dutch abbreviation of konijn = rabbit).” -David & Barbara

She Wore a Raspberry Berry

The kind you find in a second hand store. I think I lof her.

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“I found this on Reddit. Commence operation: terdle deezguise!” -Pablo A.

Um, Why’s There a Face in My Moon Pie?

“It’s because I’m a turtle, you junk-food junkie! Now put me down!”


Via Mark Dumont.

Somebody To Lean On

This poor guy couldn’t reach his shell phone to call for help…then a pal came by to lend a helping hand nose.

Submitted by Julie S., in honor of World Turtle Day today.

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.”

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Yo Emily! More on the diff between turtles and torties here.

Turtles and Tortoises and Terrapins, Oh My!

Everybody flap your flippers!

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Today is the 14th World Turtle Day, the annual holiday founded in 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue!

There are so many ways to celebrate! Starting with giving turtles a helping hand.

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Or two.

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Or three.

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Play connect the dots. Baby tortoises love this game.

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Tongue twister competitions! Spiny terrapin-spiny terrapin-spiny terrapin.

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Slow down for turtles.

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See who can say, “AWWWW”, the most:

Another great way to celebrate is to donate to your favorite save the turtles organization!

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Australian Western Swamp Tortoises, Asian Spiny Terrapin, Green Sea Turtles, Egyptian Tortoise, American Western Pond Turtle,  Zooborns and the Monterey Bay Aquarium

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