Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fine Art Turtle


painting by Jane Schnetlage

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Nature's Mysteries

Here is two-headed Red Ear Slider enjoying his/their day:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Spot!

Diamondback Terrapins with spotted legs are gorgeous - even sexy!

Learn how to help save these endangered species at the Turtle Survival Alliance

Saturday, September 6, 2014

My Cousin: The Beale's Eyed Turtle

The Beale's Eyed Turtle (Sacalia bealei) is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae, named in honor of Thomas Beale, a Scottish naturalist and merchant in China. Most commonly called a "four-eyed" turtle, the spots on the head of this species appear to be another set of eyes.

The Beale's Eye grows up to around 6 inches in length and in the wild, they feed upon carrion, snails, beetle larvae, earthworms, water plants and fruits. They can be found in woodland streams and brooks in southern China from Fujian to eastern Guangdong Province.

This species is listed as endangered by the IUCN, since these turtles are hunted for use in folk medicine.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hawksbill Harry Says Hello

Hawksbill turtles have been hunted extensively for their shells which make attractive tortoise-shell jewellery, brushes, eyeglass frames and rings. In some parts of the world such as China and Japan, the hawksbill turtle is also eaten as a delicacy. So badly decimated are the hawksbills that these turtles are listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List.


Friday, August 29, 2014

Don't Try This at Home

... or anywhere, for that matter...

(not sure what is going on in the rear portion...)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Loggerheads Come Ashore

Watch as thousands of loggerhead turtles make their way to the beaches to nest in Oaxaca, Baja California. You can learn more about loggerhead sea turtles at Turtle Time, Inc.



Saturday, August 23, 2014

Goombah's in Town


He doesn't seem happy. I don't have an answer to make him happy. Trouble ahead.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

T-Rex Cozy

Mama goes to all this trouble to help me disguise myself from Fritz.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Real Red Ears

... and that's why I'm called a Red Eared Slider!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Houston, We Have an Egg!

Here is the excitement of an Eastern Box Turtle laying an egg:

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Zen Terp

make room on the yoga mat for me


Monday, August 4, 2014

Brothers in Arms

Severely happy Hawksbill turtles swim the water near Kuala Lumpur

Friday, August 1, 2014

You Can Call Me Handsome

Not many do, though.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014