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(CBS 21 Harrisburg)   More than 800 turtles rescued from storm drains. Cowabunga   ( divider line
    More: Sappy, storm drains, Storm, turtles  
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341 clicks; posted to D'awww » on 08 May 2021 at 2:05 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2021-05-08 1:53:58 AM  
....because if we don't save the wee turtles, who will?
2021-05-08 3:49:08 AM  
From Wkiki: The name "terrapin" is derived from the Algonquian word torope.[7] It applies to Malaclemys terrapin in both British English and American English. The name originally was used by early European settlers in North America to describe these brackish-water turtles that inhabited neither freshwater habitats nor the sea. It retains this primary meaning in American English.

Confusingly, Terrapene carolina is the scientific name for the box turtle, a strictly terrestrial animal.
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