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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Slow news day: 50-pound turtle OK after getting hit by car   (ajc.com) divider line 71
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2012-05-01 05:09:51 PM  
I'm kind of surprised how you manage to hit a 50 pound turtle. It's that like driving into a boulder?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-05-01 05:32:50 PM  
Rapmaster2000

I knew somebody from the redneck part of Jersey who said drivers in her area would intentionally run over animals.
 
2012-05-01 05:33:58 PM  
Sooo how's the car? Hitting a 50lb anything can't be good on your car.

/Glad the turtle is ok
 
2012-05-01 05:45:39 PM  

ZAZ: Rapmaster2000

I knew somebody from the redneck part of Jersey who said drivers in her area would intentionally run over animals.


I don't get that. Even a squirrel is going to get stuck in your tire tread and stink like hell for a week.
 
2012-05-01 06:30:01 PM  
Go'durnit!
I wanted me some nice roadkill turtle soup.
Gran-mammy used t'whip sum mean ol'goodens back in the day.
 
2012-05-01 06:30:58 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I'm kind of surprised how you manage to hit a 50 pound turtle. It's that like driving into a boulder?


I would think. Last time I was in Florida I saw a guy shepherding a HUGE snapping turtle across the highway, and it did look just like a big rock marching across the road. Hitting that big reptile couldn't have done anything but total a sedan.
 
2012-05-01 06:32:24 PM  
www.maniacworld.com
 
2012-05-01 06:34:46 PM  

Rapmaster2000: ZAZ: Rapmaster2000

I knew somebody from the redneck part of Jersey who said drivers in her area would intentionally run over animals.

I don't get that. Even a squirrel is going to get stuck in your tire tread and stink like hell for a week.


Redneck vehicles usually smell terrible anyway, what with the barnyard feces on the tires, the coyote bait in the back and the tobacco streaks down the side.
 
2012-05-01 06:35:43 PM  
50 lbs is kinda small for a snapping turtle, don't those things get to be 200 lbs?

Anyway, thank goodness for natural armor.
 
2012-05-01 06:36:15 PM  
Once she's healed, she'll be returned to the wild, hopefully in a swampy area, Susan Lassiter, hospital administrator, told the AJC Tuesday afternoon.

Instead of hoping they will return it to a swampy area, why don't they return it to a swampy area?
 
2012-05-01 06:37:00 PM  
Is the cow ok?
 
2012-05-01 06:39:41 PM  
Turtle? I saw it.
 
2012-05-01 06:41:29 PM  
Those are some tough critters. One was captured years ago which had a Civil War .50 cal rifle ball in it. Been carrying it for over 100 years. And no one is really sure how long they live.

/I didn't do it
//blame it on Sherman
 
2012-05-01 06:46:25 PM  

Rapmaster2000: ZAZ: Rapmaster2000

I knew somebody from the redneck part of Jersey who said drivers in her area would intentionally run over animals.

I don't get that. Even a squirrel is going to get stuck in your tire tread and stink like hell for a week.


I saw a truck cut across two lanes of traffic and onto the shoulder of a road in order to hit a dog.
I swear to god if I carried a gun in my car that day, I would have caught up with him and started blasting.
 
2012-05-01 06:49:34 PM  
a 50 pound snapper is no joke. those bastards are tough as nails and will take your hand clean off.
 
2012-05-01 06:50:17 PM  
rockpapercynic.com
 
2012-05-01 06:51:13 PM  
I got drunk at the Union Bar in Iowa City last week, and hit a 50 lb. snapper.
 
2012-05-01 06:52:51 PM  
TO HELL WITH THE TURTLES
 
2012-05-01 06:53:57 PM  
houston.culturemap.com
 
2012-05-01 06:58:17 PM  
Looks like she will need a shell patch, poor girl, but otherwise got lucky.

This much smaller dude was run clean over by a car and survived (after a surgery and some patches).
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-01 07:01:24 PM  
What a slow news day might look like...

imgs.sfgate.com
 
2012-05-01 07:06:28 PM  
It's turtles all the way down, isn't it?
 
2012-05-01 07:06:29 PM  
Turtle thread!!

It's turtles all the way down
 
2012-05-01 07:07:04 PM  
D'OH!
 
2012-05-01 07:07:28 PM  

LordOfThePings: What a slow news day might look like...

[imgs.sfgate.com image 625x456]


Yeah, slow news day? Maybe on Fark.

I know for a fact that at least one person submitted a story about that, because it was me.
 
2012-05-01 07:08:45 PM  

elev8meL8r: Turtle thread!!

It's turtles all the way down


You turtle freaks are wrong about that.

It's turtles all the way UP.
 
2012-05-01 07:10:19 PM  
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Beautiful, Beautiful Soup.
 
2012-05-01 07:10:35 PM  

ban_sidhe: Looks like she will need a shell patch, poor girl, but otherwise got lucky.

This much smaller dude was run clean over by a car and survived (after a surgery and some patches).
[img.photobucket.com image 552x538]


That is awesome, what is that? Fiberglass and some epoxy?
 
2012-05-01 07:11:52 PM  

Gyrfalcon: elev8meL8r: Turtle thread!!

It's turtles all the way down

You turtle freaks are wrong about that.

It's turtles all the way UP.


MY GOD

bespokecashmere.files.wordpress.com

IT'S FULL OF TURTLE
 
2012-05-01 07:12:58 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Sooo how's the car? Hitting a 50lb anything can't be good on your car.

/Glad the turtle is ok


It's a snapping turtle. It tore the car apart with its jaws.
 
2012-05-01 07:14:40 PM  
A 50 pound snappin turtle? That thing is no longer a turtle, it's an elder god.

/ her name is probably Cthulhu in turtle
 
2012-05-01 07:23:13 PM  
I've run over a 6-ounce land crab and the damn thing punctured my tire.
 
2012-05-01 07:23:54 PM  

platedlizard: 50 lbs is kinda small for a snapping turtle, don't those things get to be 200 lbs?

Anyway, thank goodness for natural armor.


Oh, snapping turtles get MUCH bigger than that. At the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, they used to have an 800+ lb snapping turtle in one of their exhibits. TVA was dredging the river and scooped it up from the bottom; it looked like a boulder the size of a sofa, with a head the size of a microwave oven.

/snappers grow about a pound a year
//that was one old turtle
 
2012-05-01 07:26:50 PM  
That's a baby one! I saw one crossing the interstate here that could have totalled my pickup -- it was up off the ground and as high as my bumper. Traffic came to a complete standstill for it.
 
2012-05-01 07:28:47 PM  

ban_sidhe: Looks like she will need a shell patch, poor girl, but otherwise got lucky.

This much smaller dude was run clean over by a car and survived (after a surgery and some patches).
[img.photobucket.com image 552x538]


That'll buff right out.
 
2012-05-01 07:30:50 PM  
I once tried to rescue a snapping turtle from the middle of a paved, but rural road.

It was hissing at me and I was rummaging around in my truck for something to push it with. Found a camera tripod: not ideal, but would have to do. Then I saw a pickup move to the center and SMACK!

I am not terribly squeamish. However, what happened to that poor turtle--oh, my. Turned this way and that. Top and bottom shells separated, head lolling one way. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW WW.

Poor turtle. Too bad it wasn't more cooperative.

/I really think the pickup aimed for the turtle. Mean.
 
2012-05-01 07:32:38 PM  

brap: ban_sidhe: Looks like she will need a shell patch, poor girl, but otherwise got lucky.

This much smaller dude was run clean over by a car and survived (after a surgery and some patches).
[img.photobucket.com image 552x538]

That'll buff right out.


What was the mortar that Bones used on that living rock thingy?
 
2012-05-01 07:35:00 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: What was the mortar that Bones used on that living rock thingy?


Dammit, John, he's a doctor, not a bricklayer!
 
2012-05-01 07:36:37 PM  
I used to own a turtle that derailed trains during the War Between the States.
 
2012-05-01 07:45:53 PM  

Dahnkster: I used to own a turtle that derailed trains during the War Between the States.


You mean "The War of Turtle Aggression?"
 
2012-05-01 07:46:42 PM  

elev8meL8r: Dahnkster: I used to own a turtle that derailed trains during the War Between the States.

You mean "The War of Turtle Aggression?"


GAH, beat me to it!
 
2012-05-01 07:47:28 PM  

violentsalvation: That is awesome, what is that? Fiberglass and some epoxy?


Some kind of acrylic, though I couldn't tell you exactly what kind. That tortoise stayed with me for two years while he recovered. After that time, his shell patches were removed and I found him a great permanent home. His name is now Zeus, which is perfect for him.
 
2012-05-01 07:55:06 PM  

ban_sidhe: Looks like she will need a shell patch, poor girl, but otherwise got lucky.

This much smaller dude was run clean over by a car and survived (after a surgery and some patches).
[img.photobucket.com image 552x538]


Looks like a CA desert tortoise (well, or Texas, Sonoran, etc). Beautiful colours!

Glad to hear snapper and this tortoise are okay!

Cat

/happy tortoise owner
//CA Deserts and Russian
 
2012-05-01 07:57:49 PM  

ban_sidhe: Looks like she will need a shell patch, poor girl, but otherwise got lucky.

This much smaller dude was run clean over by a car and survived (after a surgery and some patches).
[img.photobucket.com image 552x538]


I have to ask what you use to patch shells with. It looks like wax, but that can't be right (turtlewax joke goes here).

Also: not a peta member. I love meat in most forms, etc. But random killing for the sake of killing, especially just farking wounding animals...really pisses me off. Like ripping off ballsacs or ovaries, angry. We're supposed to be the farking enlightened species. I can deal with dicking with each other, that's different. But animals are animals.

It's different if one's a threat, or is invading your home, or similar. But to just farking aim for and run over a turtle...fark you.
 
2012-05-01 08:08:29 PM  
Some men in Nova Scotia were in a fire tower at Kejimkujik National Park. Tourists were allowed to visit the tower and some 'Merikans climbed up for a visit. They look down and see a good size turtle in the parking lot. They asked one of the locals what it was.

They just glanced over and said "wood tick.'

The tourists quickly scurried down the ladder and into their RV and sped away.


/At least it wasn't a lawnmower, like a certain farker told last week. (blarg)
 
2012-05-01 08:09:32 PM  

catmacgregor: Looks like a CA desert tortoise (well, or Texas, Sonoran, etc). Beautiful colours!

Glad to hear snapper and this tortoise are okay!

Cat

/happy tortoise owner
//CA Deserts and Russian


He's a Sonoran Desert tortoise - quite a handsome fellow.

/ My Russian tortoise died just recently. :(
 
2012-05-01 08:11:20 PM  

kroonermanblack: I have to ask what you use to patch shells with. It looks like wax, but that can't be right (turtlewax joke goes here).


I like the turtle wax idea. The patch is acrylic, though.
 
2012-05-01 08:16:27 PM  
Why did the turtle cross the road?

He was going to the Shell station.
 
2012-05-01 08:23:41 PM  
But Officer, it all happened so fast!

//couldn't come up with good Koopa Troopa joke.
///slashies
////Koopa Troopas.
 
2012-05-01 08:27:07 PM  

ban_sidhe: Looks like she will need a shell patch, poor girl, but otherwise got lucky.

This much smaller dude was run clean over by a car and survived (after a surgery and some patches).
[img.photobucket.com image 552x538]




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