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Old 12-02-2010, 06:14 PM   #1
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Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation are designating 2011 as the year of the turtle.


Why Turtles, and Why Now?
Turtles are disappearing from the planet faster than any other group of animal. Today, over 40% of turtle species are identified as threatened with extinction. However, it’s not too late for our turtle heritage to be salvaged. The United States has more endemic turtle species than anywhere on Earth; a turtle biodiversity hotspot. Our careful stewardship can preserve the rare species and keep ‘common species common.’

PARC - Year of the Turtle

Go, turtles!!
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:16 PM   #2
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Go turtles and Go Turttle!

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Old 12-04-2010, 01:15 AM   #3
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A big hefty snapper more than likely looking for a place to lay her eggs.
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A new hatchling....Deceased,Why?
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Another young one... bit the dust on the hot pavement.
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I gave this one a helping hand in crossing the road.
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Lazily floating about on a warm summer day.
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Old 12-04-2010, 04:41 PM   #4
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Those are beautiful turtle photos, Havalotta! I have helped a number of box turtles, one snapper and one cooter across the roads, but have not had my camera handy.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:20 PM   #5
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We do not have the box turtles here...
Closest looking to a box would be our Blanding turtles. They're a bit more rounded out than the paints and quite sparse.
Conservation of Endangered Species in Canada: Blanding's Turtle Endangered Species Profile - Nature Canada

My favorite turtle would be the wood terrapins...an article about their eating habits..Wood Turtle Diet @ WoodTurtle.com
I wish they would not have included a captive diet in that diddy....It makes it seem OK to capture and keep them.
They are now threatened in our area!
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:04 PM   #6
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Wood Turtle Diet? That sounds like a Cajun cookbook!
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:18 PM   #7
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NOOOOOOO!
We're trying to SAVE those poor little turtlettes!

Even though turtles ARE very tasty ..... A wood terrapin would not be a very wise choice...Snappers are a much more weighty and legal subject.
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:08 AM   #8
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To be honest, although I know many people who would gladly let me sample their world-class Turtle Sauce Piquante, I have never even tasted turtle. They're safe around me.
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:14 AM   #9
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I came across a document yesterday that indicates the existence of a population of the rare bog turtle in a state game land near me. We generally assume that rare or endangered species are anywhere but in our local area, so this is a thrill.
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