Where the shit do you live that doesn't have turtles?
So I came home to find my dog gnawing on a turtle. Don't think she hurt the little guy but I literally have no idea as to what to do with it. I am pretty sure there aren't wild turtles in the area so I think he has to be a pet. Would like to keep him alive long enough to find the owner. Any ideas?
Where the shit do you live that doesn't have turtles?
Hard to tell how big he is, but if he's a biggun, make soup.
If you think it's a pet (it isn't) than go with a kiddie pool. When you realize it isn't a pet drop it off by whatever local body of water/swamp/marsh. This time of year around these parts the turtles are on the move for mating purposes.
When I was a kid my parents caught a turtle while fishing and brought it home. The golden retriever pried it in half at ate it.
Google Fu tells me there are turtles around here, but the most common is a painted turtle which this guy looks nothing like. The other is very uncommon, a western pond turtle which looks closer to this guy, but my turtle doesn't have any lines radiating down the shell. To the best I can tell, I think I have me a box turtle. He is about the size of an adult fist.
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So a turtle jumped from his aquarium, raced out of his owner's house while the door was open, and proceeded directly to your yard attack your lab?
If it's injured call animal control and ask for the number of the local wildlife rehab center if there is one. If it's fine you could probably just let it go unless you live in a metropolis or something.
Fucking turtles... Always running away and shit.
Kid took his turtle out to play and lost track of him because A.D.D or something. /shrugNo matter which, most experts agree that spending at least some time outdoors is very beneficial to box turtles kept in captivity.
Its a fucking reptile, not a human baby. Who gives a shit, go throw it in a lake or river.
Looks like possibly an African spurred tortoise, which would definitely be a pet. Let it go and it'll probably be hit by a car or another dog will find it. Put up a <FOUND TORTOISE> sign on a nearby telephone pole with your phone number on it for a few days. Try feeding it some nightcrawlers.
Last edited by Scratch; 05-14-2014 at 02:05 AM.
Turtle Sauce Piquante
1/4 cup oil
2 onions, chopped
1 cup mixed chopped bell pepper, garlic and celery, in proportion, to taste
4 cans tomato sauce (8 ounces each)
1 can Ro*tel tomato sauce or chopped hot pepper (10 ounces)
2 pounds turtle meat (Shrimp may be substituted)
Salt, to taste
Heat oil in a Dutch oven. Add chopped vegetables, cooking until lightly browned. Add tomato sauce and Ro*tel and cook until oil rises. Add 3 cups of water and let simmer for ½ to 1 hour. Add turtle meat and enough water to maintain consistency of spaghetti sauce and cook until meat is tender, at least an hour, depending on age of turtle, or 20 minutes for shrimp. Salt to taste. Serve over cooked rice
that aint a fucking african spurred tortoise. Its some sort of land turtle- they live everywhere, including where you are. A better picture of its head and a general geograpic area you're in would narrow it down, but from what I've seen so far it looks like a cooter of some sort. Most land-only turtles are slightly bigger and usually have moss/grass growing on them.
If its a land turtle, let it go back where you found it.
I've a pair myself, aquatic ones, but they tend to seek out somewhere dark to hide every now and then when they're out of the water, so it wouldn't hurt to give it a sort of den it can hide in.
dont expose it to ooze
I just put them next to the pond and whisper, "You're free now. No more tears."
There's a turtle fucking season or something. Little bitches migrate at certain times in the spring and fall. You'll find them every now and then.
Turtles have probably always been like, "What the fuck man? There ain't no bitches here. This pond is a total sausagefest."
just a box turtle.
Let him go near any local pond.
Always wash your hands after touching it. salmonella.
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Last edited by Chanur; 05-16-2014 at 04:31 PM.
Give a coin toss. Right side up, let it go. Upside down, hold on to it. If it dies on landing, bury it.
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Turns out it was a Golden Greek Tortoise. Most definitely not native and probably a lost or purposely released pet. Had quite the run-around trying to find a home for the little guy. Humane society and a couple of other no-kill shelters in the area didn't want to take him (not set up to care for turtles). Contacted 4H and they didn't want him either but sent out an alert through their mailing list which eventually got me into contact with a dude who runs a wildlife rescue and animal educational program who was stoked to get the turtle, or tortoise or whatever.
Apparently I should have tried to sell the sucker as he said healthy adults go for $400-$500, but really I was just happy to find him a home.
No money no good.
I'm not sure I'd go through that much leg work if I found an infant human.
Late to the party. The tortoise does look reasonably healthy, though. Probably bought at a pet store and released once the kid decided it was a pain in the ass.
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