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2014-09-05 02:46:22 AM  
Mmm. Salmonella.
2014-09-05 03:33:59 AM  
When I was a kid I had a desert turtle that I kept around, he was really nice. I borrowed my mom's nail polish basket and made him a ninja turtle. He eventually escaped, but I saw him years later with some paint still on him. I hope he's still out there. Or she. How the fark would I know?
2014-09-05 03:34:50 AM
2014-09-05 03:43:37 AM  
Helium balloon.

Flying Turtle.
2014-09-05 03:43:58 AM  
Awww! My dog used to follow ours with her nose practically touching the shell. Never lost him once!
2014-09-05 03:53:01 AM

How to lose your turtle.
2014-09-05 03:58:13 AM  
Obviously, they need more balloons.

/ had a box turtle when I was a pup; he was grumpy too
2014-09-05 04:17:43 AM  

iheartscotch: Obviously, they need more balloons.

Why did I think that the link was some farkwad who tied enough balloons to a turtle to achieve escape velocity?
2014-09-05 04:23:35 AM  
The turtle's perspective:
2014-09-05 04:37:34 AM  
Lose weight?
2014-09-05 04:51:02 AM  

wildcardjack: [ image 450x519]

How to lose your turtle.

I'm a fan of when he tries going through the staged obstacle course and he fails as soon as he jumps off the stool.

/Nevermind the pool filled with sharks and the flaming hoop
2014-09-05 04:59:06 AM  

wildcardjack: [ image 450x519]

How to lose your turtle.
2014-09-05 05:04:04 AM  
Slowest news day ever, or is knob-slobbing for greens a thing now?
2014-09-05 05:05:38 AM  
If you liked it then you should've put a balloon on it
2014-09-05 05:17:28 AM  
He'll make it to Paradise Falls eventually!
2014-09-05 05:23:01 AM  

DiRF: He'll make it to Paradise Falls eventually!

Adventure is out there!
2014-09-05 06:19:03 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Mmm. Salmonella.

This.  *All* reptiles have a chance of carrying Salmonella on their skin, but aquatic turtles are far and away higher risk for that than any other type of reptile.  Doing this, no matter how cute/amusing it may be, is almost like dragging raw chicken around on your floor.
2014-09-05 07:21:07 AM  

robohobo: [ image 337x219]

Done in three.
2014-09-05 08:13:09 AM
2014-09-05 08:23:49 AM  
Were eagles involved?
2014-09-05 08:29:53 AM  
Just stick it to a window.
2014-09-05 08:38:02 AM  
No livestream?
2014-09-05 09:11:13 AM  

ZMugg: wildcardjack: [ image 450x519]

How to lose your turtle.

[ image 250x202]

While I normally despise MLP memes, you are absolutely correct. It's a California desert tortoise. CSB alert:

We had one when I was a kid. Because they're endangered, it's illegal to have one unless you're registered with the state. They're awesome. They just cruise around the house/yard, and they hibernate for ~3 months during the winter (ours had a box under the bed). They also like to have their necks rubbed, and ours was even paper trained. And they're a lot faster than you would think.
2014-09-05 09:28:54 AM  
Where turtle go?
2014-09-05 11:44:02 AM  
One of my friends, she was asian, had turtles. She was complaining that the 4 turtles, since they got from kids to teens, would escape around the apartment. She couldn't figure out how they were escaping their terrarium. She tried everything.

Also her name was Mimi.

So naturally I christened them Teenage Mimi Ninja Turtles.

She eventually sold them.
2014-09-05 12:06:02 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Mmm. Salmonella.
2014-09-05 03:09:49 PM  
The one sure way to not lose your pet turtle is.....don't keep a pet turtle.
2014-09-05 10:06:01 PM  

Li'l Robbie: The one sure way to not lose your pet turtle is.....don't keep a pet turtle.

Nope.  Just keep the aquarium or terrarium secured.  Henry has yet to escape, although heaven help me, he has tried a few times.  It's 8 o'clock, do you know where your turtle is at?

/I think that the balloon is hilarious but it would make for a very, very grumpy Henry if I ever tried it.  Might be worth it for the lulz, though
2014-09-06 01:21:14 AM  
Nice selection of Nintendo gaming systems that guy has there.
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