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(San Bernardino Sun)   I saw a 150 pound turtle   (sbsun.com) divider line 26
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2014-08-03 03:05:43 AM  
What I want to know is, how do they know the tortoise has a "rightful owner" and isn't a wild tortoise?  I don't even know where Alhambra is.  do they not have tortoises?
 
2014-08-03 03:07:50 AM  
You bet your sweet ass he did
 
2014-08-03 08:29:24 AM  
www.maniacworld.com
 
2014-08-03 08:40:30 AM  
It wasn't lost. It was looking for a 600lb head of lettuce.
 
2014-08-03 08:44:45 AM  
It's not wild, it's a sulcata tortoise from the pet trade. Bad reporting is bad.
 
2014-08-03 08:47:48 AM  
My friend has a tortoise.  It's pretty funny to see it haul ass when you call its name.

The critter can really move when vegetables are at stake.
 
2014-08-03 09:05:15 AM  
A tortoise? What's that?
 
2014-08-03 09:10:22 AM  

axeeugene: A tortoise? What's that?


An M1 Abrahms with feet.
 
2014-08-03 09:31:13 AM  
 
2014-08-03 09:33:26 AM  
We've all been there. Training for that 5K, getting lost. Make no mistake, this tortoise will be entered and will get to the finish line. Unfortunately the route impacts all major roads in a five mile radius. Stock a portable toilet in your car if you have one.

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2014-08-03 09:45:41 AM  
Pet store here has a house tortoise that runs (heh) free in the store. They attach a helium balloon to his shell so they can easily find him.
 
2014-08-03 10:04:08 AM  
axeeugene:

A tortoise? What's that?

www.nappertime.com

You know what a turtle is? Same thing.
 
2014-08-03 10:37:57 AM  

Ambivalence: What I want to know is, how do they know the tortoise has a "rightful owner" and isn't a wild tortoise?  I don't even know where Alhambra is.  do they not have tortoises?


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It's apparently a palace in Spain.

//I actually agree with you though.  Wish these small town news sites would put something at the top as to where they are located and not just the city name.  I'm assuming it's in California as the article mentioned something about LA at the bottom, but there's three Alhambras in the US.
 
2014-08-03 11:30:50 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-03 11:39:34 AM  
The only title I can think of in that weight class has been hanging around Fancy Farm this weekend. You might look there.
 
2014-08-03 11:44:49 AM  

LibertyHiller: The only title I can think of in that weight class has been hanging around Fancy Farm this weekend. You might look there.


title" and replace with "turtle"; fark you, autocorrect.
 
2014-08-03 12:03:42 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-03 12:39:26 PM  
i live on the Aegean coast of Turkey and 3 weeks ago i spotted and aided in the rescue of a 150 pound loggerhead sea turtle.  She ended up in the Bay of Izmir, obviously in distress, unable to dive.  Took about 4 1/2 hours for the coast guard to finally come and get her from the water, then she was transported to the local wildlife park where the veterinarians there diagnosed and cured her then released her back to the sea.

It was an experience I am grateful to have had....I never saw such a peaceful, graceful, beautiful sea creature up close and personal before.  And i helped save her life...was a feel good kinda thing :)
 
2014-08-03 01:08:55 PM  

brap: My friend has a tortoise.  It's pretty funny to see it haul ass when you call its name.

The critter can really move when vegetables are at stake.


I own a turtle, red eared slider. He's smart enough to know who we are and can move deadly fast when food is involved and "greets" me each day when I come home because he knows it's feeding time-not like a dog, but he is not stupid, either. One of the best pets I've ever owned, but he'll probably outlive us so we need to figure out what to do with him, or who to give him to when we die. Loves me some terrapins.

/will be seeing the new TMNT movie hopefully next week
//my turtle's name is Henry, I didn't get to give him a name of one of the shelled awesome four. I probably would've gone with Donatello if he didn't already have a name-I inherited him from a previous owner
 
2014-08-03 01:17:39 PM  

canavar: i live on the Aegean coast of Turkey and 3 weeks ago i spotted and aided in the rescue of a 150 pound loggerhead sea turtle.  She ended up in the Bay of Izmir, obviously in distress, unable to dive.  Took about 4 1/2 hours for the coast guard to finally come and get her from the water, then she was transported to the local wildlife park where the veterinarians there diagnosed and cured her then released her back to the sea.

It was an experience I am grateful to have had....I never saw such a peaceful, graceful, beautiful sea creature up close and personal before.  And i helped save her life...was a feel good kinda thing :)


What a cool experience. There are some terrapins that are either threatened or endangered and it's great that you had a part in putting one back into the open water where they belong. Lovely post. Turtles and Tortoises rock, either as wild species or certain ones as pets. They are great, patient and smart enough to know who feeds them. Sliders are considered an invasive species and I suppose it's because they were captured for the pet trade and then jerks let them loose when they don't want to take care of them anymore. I'll take care of mine and will not release him to possibly become a plague. Besides, I love him :) Never thought I'd own a turtle, but, here I am, happy to take care of him and happy to see him every day when I come home. I'm more attached to my turtle than I am the family dog.
 
2014-08-03 01:18:45 PM  
Wait, does the tortoise have some type of tag? If it looks like a desert tortoise, why do they think it has to belong to someone? Is it not possible it wandered in on its own looking for resources or a better place to live? Or are they hoping someone will come forward because it's a threatened animal that folks are supposed to leave the hell alone?
 
2014-08-03 01:33:37 PM  
That would make a lot of turtle soup
 
2014-08-03 01:34:23 PM  

specialkae: canavar: i live on the Aegean coast of Turkey and 3 weeks ago i spotted and aided in the rescue of a 150 pound loggerhead sea turtle.  She ended up in the Bay of Izmir, obviously in distress, unable to dive.  Took about 4 1/2 hours for the coast guard to finally come and get her from the water, then she was transported to the local wildlife park where the veterinarians there diagnosed and cured her then released her back to the sea.

It was an experience I am grateful to have had....I never saw such a peaceful, graceful, beautiful sea creature up close and personal before.  And i helped save her life...was a feel good kinda thing :)

What a cool experience. There are some terrapins that are either threatened or endangered and it's great that you had a part in putting one back into the open water where they belong. Lovely post. Turtles and Tortoises rock, either as wild species or certain ones as pets. They are great, patient and smart enough to know who feeds them. Sliders are considered an invasive species and I suppose it's because they were captured for the pet trade and then jerks let them loose when they don't want to take care of them anymore. I'll take care of mine and will not release him to possibly become a plague. Besides, I love him :) Never thought I'd own a turtle, but, here I am, happy to take care of him and happy to see him every day when I come home. I'm more attached to my turtle than I am the family dog.


Until i encountered that sea turtle, i knew SO little about them..since then, I've read and read about them--loggerheads specifically. They are amazing.  And to have had such close contact with one, an adult, one who survived hatching and all the perils of growing to the size it did, well, it was definitely a special moment in my life.

I love that you have a turtle :)
 
2014-08-03 01:43:35 PM  
canavar, I favorited you in turtle green. Off to read now about loggerhead turtles :) have a great one!
 
2014-08-03 03:17:22 PM  

SirEattonHogg: axeeugene:

A tortoise? What's that?

[www.nappertime.com image 850x478]

You know what a turtle is? Same thing.


Never seen a turtle. But I understand what you mean.

/Our appeal is becoming more selective, SirEattonHogg.
 
2014-08-03 04:19:40 PM  
So did I, gov...but the bloomin' shop owner sold 'im to me for 20 quid.
 
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