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Believe it or don’t, turtles are horrifically well endowed...

Terrifying sex organs of male turtles
posted by Dim Siawns on Aug 9, 2014 - 50 comments

A quick overview of Saint Patrick and the druids and reptiles of Ireland

It's pretty widely known that there have never been snakes in Ireland, so who did Saint Patrick chase out? The case has been made that the story of Saint Patrick chasing out druids (snake-tattooed pagans) is also a myth (and Patrick wasn't even Irish). But that doesn't mean there are no reptiles in Ireland. The only native land-based reptile is the viviparous lizard, though there are other reptiles that are semi-inhabitants of Ireland. And this brings us to the the amateur survey of Ireland's lizards, newts, frogs and slow worms, one of a number of such surveys hosted by Biology.ie, "Ireland's premier Biodiversity Awareness portal."
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 17, 2014 - 32 comments

Schildkröte Lotti bleibt verschwunden!

A snapping turtle, dubbed Lotti, has been terrorising the town of Irsee, Germany since last week, where it bit a boy who was swimming, severing his achilles tendon. [more inside]
posted by frimble on Aug 13, 2013 - 61 comments

You've got serious thrill issues, dude.

For those that think they chose the wrong subject of the new Finding Nemo movie, there's always the true star of the show: Crush the turtle. [more inside]
posted by arcticseal on Apr 19, 2013 - 6 comments

A Triumph of the Turtle Spirit

In 2008, a 227-pound loggerhead turtle named Yu was found by some fishermen off the coast of Japan after a shark attack. Both of her front flippers had been torn off and her prognosis was grim. Now, Yu can swim thanks to a new set of prosthetic flippers made by a team of researchers at the University of Tokyo. Naoki Kamezaki, curator of the Suma Aqualife Park where Yu currently lives, says, "Ours may be the only case in which a turtle with artificial limbs is still swimming without a problem."
posted by Copronymus on Mar 7, 2013 - 19 comments

Turtles, Snakes, and Spiders

NASA Scientist Investigates Driver Behavior SLYT (spoilers inside) [more inside]
posted by GregorWill on Jul 20, 2012 - 63 comments

"I love being a turtle!!!"

'Caught in the act: the first record of copulating fossil vertebrates.' [BBC.co.uk] "The remains of the 47-million-year old animals were unearthed in the famous Messel Pit near Darmstadt, Germany. They were found as male-female pairs. In two cases, the males even had their tails tucked under their partners' as would be expected from the coital position. Details are carried in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters."
posted by Fizz on Jun 20, 2012 - 38 comments

The Turtle and the Shark

The Turtle and the Shark is one of Samoa's most cherished stories, and it has been animated beautifully by Ryan Woodward in the style of siapo, or Samoan tapa barkcloth. [more inside]
posted by barnacles on Jan 24, 2012 - 7 comments

I think I saw both London and France, Rusty...

Rusty makes a turtleburger Watch it in 720p High Def if you can handle it. [more inside]
posted by heyho on Nov 17, 2011 - 31 comments

It's as if chocolate was a ninja turtle and peanut butter was your nose

Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses
posted by ardgedee on Oct 17, 2011 - 28 comments

Jesus came back, sort of.

Holy Turtle!
posted by Bag Man on May 22, 2011 - 40 comments

Why walk when you can ride?

It's been a long week, so how about some videos of sea lions being lazy?
posted by quin on May 13, 2011 - 16 comments

"Animal services workers take the turtle out of its safe haven in the garbage can."

Turtle rescued on Dartmouth street and taken to Hope for Wildlife. [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam on Oct 1, 2010 - 18 comments

The More I Drink, the More This Congress Is Makin' Sense ...

Auto-Tune the News #10. The Auto-Tune folks come out with their next tune, and, like most of their ouevre so far, darn if they don't make Congress sound catchy. Sing about that turtle fence, Hoekstra baby!
posted by WCityMike on Feb 23, 2010 - 36 comments

Shellshocked and awed...

Loved Nanaca Crash? Want to hurl a turtle instead? Toss the Turtle will be right up your alley. Easy concept, shoot turtle from cannon and watch him bounce and blow up as he careens across the screen. Enjoy!
posted by schyler523 on Sep 11, 2009 - 23 comments

Cowabunga!

One-flipper turtle gets Ninja suit to help it swim [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on Apr 8, 2009 - 45 comments

Safeguarding Albania's Vulnerable Bull

"Soon were the lofty peaks of Corcyra lost to view;
We coasted along Epirus, and coming to the Chaonian
Harbour, we drew near Buthrotum, that hill city."
- The Aenid - Book III, Virgil (trans. Cecil Day Lewis)
Founded by Trojans, populated by Chaonians, a sanctuary dedicated to Asclepius, colonized by the Greeks and Romans, sacked by the Goths, ruled by the Slavs, the Byzantine Empire and the Turks, taken by Manfred of Hohenstaufen, purchased by the Most Serene Republic of Venice, invaded by Ali Pasha and Suleiman the Magnificent, eventually becoming a place of refuge for the likes of Casanova and for hunters and painters, the ancient city of Butrint, a microcosm of Mediterranean history, is a World Heritage Site within a National Park which includes a Wetland of International Importance all of which is being kept alive by a partnership of local, national and international organizations . Come and explore Butrint. [more inside]
posted by shoesfullofdust on Apr 3, 2009 - 12 comments

I like tuttles

Mindless SLYT Post! A turtle celebrates Hump Day!
posted by cloeburner on Mar 11, 2009 - 31 comments

George, you old dog, you...

Meet Lonesome George. George is the last known remaining Pinta Island Tortoise. That's pretty lonely. He's also, according to some, the most famous reptile in the world. via. But there's good news: George might be a dad!
posted by allkindsoftime on Jul 23, 2008 - 25 comments

That's that-there yell.

The Turtle Man [more inside]
posted by PhatLobley on Apr 9, 2008 - 33 comments

What was that movie.......

The Dream of the Giant Turtle....... The Bermuda Depths! Remember that "made for tv" movie from the seventies with the gigantic turtle, and the girl with the weird glowing eyes, and the creepy song, and...and then there was.... Carl Weathers, and Burl Ives??? [more inside]
posted by bradth27 on Jan 12, 2008 - 13 comments

Turtle Power!

Turtle > cat youtube, cute critters
posted by Joe Invisible on May 9, 2007 - 50 comments

Slow and Steady

Kinky Turtle Sex. This short 1:37 video [via YouTube] features two turtles engaged in a very strange form of foreplay before the eventual act of mating. If you listen closely toward the end, you can hear the male really enjoying himself.
posted by inconsequentialist on Mar 8, 2007 - 39 comments

Awwwww - Baby Hippo & Old Turtle make friends.

Owen and Mzee (pdf). Also, Blog, Snopes, Wikipedia.
posted by seanyboy on Aug 3, 2006 - 16 comments

Red Snake eats Blue Snake.

Dog Eat Dog World Snake Eat Snake. Snake Regurgitate Snake. Snake Capture and Constrict Snake. Not enough for you? Less exciting but certainly interesting: Turtle Locomotor Bout (and Breathing) But that is just surface, what about beneath the surface? all quicktime and (via)
posted by limitedpie on Nov 12, 2004 - 6 comments

Aquarium worker makes turtle stew and people whine about it.

Aquarium worker makes turtle stew and people whine about it. The animal was dead already. Why is eating it any worse than throwing it out? I killed a moose with my car once and I was more than happy to see someone haul it away to his freezer. People are so silly.
posted by bondcliff on Feb 8, 2001 - 17 comments

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