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(BBC)   Turtle attempts suicide, damaging taxi in the process   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 64
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2004-10-15 11:51:42 AM
That turtle would be less suicidal if he would learn to come out of his shell.


/no shame
 
2004-10-15 12:35:11 PM
Holy crap.. He survied....
 
2004-10-15 12:36:01 PM
I saw
 
2004-10-15 12:37:33 PM
i dont think mr tong saw it until it was too late
 
2004-10-15 12:39:53 PM
"You'll Believe a Turtle Can Fly!"
 
2004-10-15 12:44:06 PM
Hey, it's not easy being green.
 
2004-10-15 12:45:03 PM

Louie De Palma : "Ignatowski! Where have you been all week?"


"Reverend" Jim Ignatowski : "I don't work weekends."


Louie De Palma : "You been gone nine days!"


"Reverend" Jim Ignatowski : "Yeah..."


Tony Banta : "Jim, weekends are only two days."


"Reverend" Jim Ignatowski : "Oh, I thought we'd switched to the metric system."

 
2004-10-15 12:47:12 PM
COWA BUNGAAAAAA
(dude)
 
2004-10-15 12:48:30 PM
I guess he didn't see the turtle.
 
2004-10-15 12:48:30 PM
i love it when animals inadvertantly strike back....
 
2004-10-15 12:50:55 PM
What a tough little guy (the turtle, not the cabbie). He should get together with the one that flew into the car windshield and exchange war stories.
 
2004-10-15 12:54:20 PM
I'm suprised that he fell. It's a little known fact that turtles are Nature's suction cups.

If it had been a poodle, he could have flown out the window.
 
2004-10-15 12:54:28 PM
Man, poor taxi. I wonder how much it's going to cost to get that dent fixed.
 
2004-10-15 12:54:45 PM
Maybe the turtle was trying to escape the soup pot.
 
2004-10-15 12:57:05 PM
He smelled Pizza, went looking for it...
 
2004-10-15 12:59:07 PM
If only that turtle had told us how much he was suffering we could have prevented this tragedy and referred him to STSG (Suicidal Terrapin Support Group).
 
2004-10-15 12:59:21 PM
hero in a half-shell.... turtle power
 
2004-10-15 01:00:20 PM
Raph's been more moody than usual?
 
2004-10-15 01:02:39 PM
John Steinbeck unavailable for comment.
 
2004-10-15 01:02:45 PM
The turtle will file his lawsuit next week against the cabbie. Oh wait, it wasn't in the US.
 
2004-10-15 01:05:00 PM
Mr. Tong should change his name to "Mr. Tongue" - think of the porn career he could have.
 
2004-10-15 01:08:25 PM
Give your turtle a little Prozac and watch him smile. Well if he had lips he would.
 
2004-10-15 01:12:16 PM
Yeah Yeah Yeah

The old "falling turtle that lands on the Taxi" story again... bla bla bla
 
2004-10-15 01:16:34 PM
Turtles rule. We've got 2 tortoises. They're in the will :)
 
2004-10-15 01:18:28 PM
I ate turtle meat at a fish fry this summer. Tasted like turtle.

Respect tEh turtle.
 
2004-10-15 01:24:41 PM
Some animals, espeically caged ones, never really learn that they can fall off things.

I had a pet hedgehog that was kept in a big pen by the preivous owner. It never had much to fall off of. It took just a few excursions off the edge of the coffee table to teach it to stop when it reached an edge.

Gravity - it rocked his world.
 
2004-10-15 01:25:39 PM
Mr. Tong should change his name to "Mr. Tongue" - think of the porn career he could have.

Or Mr. Dong
 
2004-10-15 01:27:42 PM
dugitman

John Steinbeck unavailable for comment.

I dunno, I think John Steinback's comment would have been: Only a tiny article about a falling turtle? I could have managed at least the equivalent to an entire chapter.
 
2004-10-15 01:28:21 PM
skinink

what is that from? its driving me crazy
 
2004-10-15 01:28:46 PM
UPC_Head said "Gravity - it rocked his world."

I say "I'm going to hell for laughing at that"
 
2004-10-15 01:34:51 PM
UPC_Head

I had a pet hedgehog that was kept in a big pen by the preivous owner. It never had much to fall off of. It took just a few excursions off the edge of the coffee table to teach it to stop when it reached an edge.

Really? Mine considers gravity to be a perfectly valid method of trasportation. He even knocks over one of the ramps I placed in his cage so as to allow him to change levels, and drops down in stead of walking down it. I'm still not sure how he gets back up, as I've never seen him do so, but he doesn't seem to have any problems.

He also routinely trys to make very large drops (well, large for his size. A bit more than 2 feet) whenever he decides that he'd rather be down lower than up higher. It's a little amusing to watch, as he leans over the edge until he's just barely holding on with his back paws, and then lets go so that he lands on his back. I try to catch him before he does that now, though, for his own sake.

Errr... Back on topic: What do you do with a turtle that breaks its shell? Anyone?
 
2004-10-15 01:39:00 PM
Ummmm...that good soup.
 
2004-10-15 01:39:17 PM
UPC_Head, you had Ron Jeremy on your coffee table?

/am I confused again?
 
2004-10-15 01:41:17 PM
union_of_the_snake, veterinarians can make an artificial shell somehow - I think out of some sort of plastic - and that the real shell will grow back under it.
 
2004-10-15 01:42:31 PM
OK, I have no html skills, so cut and paste away...

http://www.anapsid.org/shellrepair.html
 
2004-10-15 01:49:23 PM
ScreaminSteve
interesting link, but I was told to use a milk jug cut out and epoxy, i guess they work in the same....
 
2004-10-15 01:55:47 PM
What do you do with a turtle that breaks its shell? Anyone?

Make it fight a toothless dog.
 
2004-10-15 01:58:16 PM
a turtle!

/there ya' go SwiftFox I assume that's what you were after
 
2004-10-15 02:06:44 PM
H1P1NE, that's actually a better, faster idea and one more readily available. I think the paralysis test would be wise first; along with making sure the plastic is sterile.

fatal_exception, *smirk*
 
2004-10-15 02:09:42 PM
Mr. Tong obviously didn't tell the press about his history with the Foot Clan.

Glad to hear the turtle's okay.
 
2004-10-15 02:14:49 PM
but did he beat the hare?

/not that I'm mocking or anything
 
2004-10-15 02:15:28 PM
g026er:

hedgehogs climb

i never realized it, i was never too strict about closing his cage tight and once left the top right open.

he took about two minutes to get out... just cause they are ground animals doesn't mean they can't improvise when they wanna go somewhere
 
2004-10-15 02:16:41 PM
Work Sucks today..
 
2004-10-15 02:27:10 PM
PancakeBunny

a turtle!

/there ya' go SwiftFox I assume that's what you were after


I thought going beyond that was redundant.
 
2004-10-15 02:34:38 PM
I saw a turtle...

 
2004-10-15 02:56:34 PM
Aeschylus would be annoyed at more people trying to crowd his claim to fame.
 
2004-10-15 02:59:14 PM
A turtle fell ten stories high
Mr Tong was caught wondering why.
But the turtle was cracked
Mr Tong felt attacked
My Guess, he's an unlucky guy.
 
2004-10-15 03:02:11 PM
It sounds like the little fella needs a monitor strapped to him.
 
2004-10-15 04:42:13 PM
I knew an girl in elementary school that was obnoxiously religious. Her dog jumped off a bridge and her fish jumped out of its bowl twice, succeeding in killing itself the second time.
 
2004-10-15 06:47:21 PM
This is a fabulous thread for inane comments. So to add my own:

I once knew a turtle named Ed. His name was as big as his head. He spent about 12 hours a day swimming against the corner of his aquarium, and the other 12 he spent resting on a rock. Damn was he a fun turtle.
 
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