Friday, August 31, 2012

Turtle Info Center

This fella looks grim but surely he is full of good information. And possibly tickets to something.

Monday, August 27, 2012

On the Loose

As soon as she wasn't looking, I took the opportunity to explore the living room.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Not Your Hungy Hippos

Certainly not! Just a gaggle of hungry tortoises (or torti?) about to rip the limb from their friendly caretaker if he doesn't act a little quicker with that salad.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Lazy Saturday

The elements are perfect today. Sun, breeze and freedom.



Thursday, August 23, 2012

My Cousin: The Razor-Backed Musk Turtle



Razor-backed Musk Turtle is found in the states of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, Florida and Louisiana and native to the U.S.

The razor-backed musk turtle grows to approximately 6 inches in length. It has a brown-colored shell, with black markings at the edges of each scute. The shell has a distinct, sharp keel down the center of its length, giving the species its common name. The body is typically grey-brown in color, with black spotting, as is the head, which tends to have a bulbous shape to it. It has a long neck, short legs, and a sharp beak. Males can usually be distinguished from females by their longer tails.

They are almost entirely aquatic, spending most of their time in shallow, heavily vegetated, slow-moving creeks or ponds. The only time they typically venture onto land is when females lay their eggs. When a razor-backed musk turtle feels threatened, it will release a foul odor, similar to a skunk's. Their diet consists primarily of aquatic invertebrates, including freshwater clams, crayfish, snails and various insects. They also feed on fish and carrion. Its relatively small size, and ease of care makes it a more attractive choice as a pet turtle for many keepers.


Photos:  www.joelsartore.com

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bathroom Blunder

She caught me again shuffling around the bathroom. She doesn't realize how nice and cool the floor feels in there, plus I can hide behind that big white thing.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Attack Turtle!

Watch out kitties! I'm coming for you!


All I can say is "go, man, go!"

Friday, August 17, 2012

Louie Needs a Home!

Louie, the Sulcata Tortoise needs a home and here's more information:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Basking in the Sea of Life

There are days when I am simply exhausted. I know some of you can relate. But then there are days when I appear completely exhausted and yet I am ready to go! Like now. Let's do it!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Turtle vs. Apollo Creed

Mama found an interesting web site that shows Apollo Creed as he travels the world. Here he is found at the Turtle Biltmore:















      




(Check out the apollo creed travels site here.)


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Sand Storm

Look what someone made in the sand! An exact replica of life amongst my kind.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Between a Rock and a...

What's that saying?? All I know is that I'm caught between one...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

House for Rent in Hawaii!

Not just your average house, but a three-bedroom turtle house situated oceanfront on the Big Island:

Friday, August 3, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

For Sale

Some days, I just want to check out and put it up for SALE.