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

Terrapin Station

Couldn’t pass up the Grateful Dead reference.

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Quoting The Telly: “A group of slider turtles sun themselves on a drain at Lake Avondale in Avondale Estates, Georgia.” Photo by EPA/Erik Lesser.

Shells Are Swell

But sweaters are better! Bring on the turtleneck jokes in 3, 2, 1 …!

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They cannot run, and now they cannot hide, from Smedley who found these two via Slacker 102 the Redditor .

Score!

I don’t know where you came from and I don’t care.


“Here is Puffy, my 3-year-old Three-Toed Box Turtle. She loves strawberries and the Easter Bunny brought her one. I’m Linda O. and I love your website.”

Turtle in a Half Shell

Dude, where’s the pizza?


Via Pinterest

C’Mon Gramps, Put It In Gear!

Gears? There are gears?


Meg N. sent in Chaos the cat tailgating his pal Boulderdash, the sulcatta turtle.

Have We Met?

Nose, I’d like you to meet Turtle.

Turtle? This is Nose.

[Nice to meetcha, nice to meetcha.]


Score from Pixdaus FB.

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