turtlefeed:

The Trick-or-Tortoise (Trickemys halloweenii) spends most of its life hibernating in a jack-o’-lantern-shaped burrow, emerging only in late October to hunt for food high in sugar content. This ritual is both bizarre and elaborate. First, the Trick-or-Tortoise camouflages itself with a range of fanciful odds and ends. The goal of this is to appear larger and more frightening. Once the tortoise is satisfied with its appearance, it approaches unsuspecting humans and shouts “BOO” as loudly as it can (which is not very loud) hoping to extort candy from its victim. The tortoise repeats this behavior until sated, then retreats to its burrow to sleep for eleven months straight.

Although Trick-or-Tortoises intend to be terrifying, most humans think they are adorable. If you encounter a Trick-or-Tortoise it is recommended that you provide them with sugar-rich foods so they do not starve to death.

turtlefeed:

The Trick-or-Tortoise (Trickemys halloweenii) spends most of its life hibernating in a jack-o’-lantern-shaped burrow, emerging only in late October to hunt for food high in sugar content. This ritual is both bizarre and elaborate. First, the Trick-or-Tortoise camouflages itself with a range of fanciful odds and ends. The goal of this is to appear larger and more frightening. Once the tortoise is satisfied with its appearance, it approaches unsuspecting humans and shouts “BOO” as loudly as it can (which is not very loud) hoping to extort candy from its victim. The tortoise repeats this behavior until sated, then retreats to its burrow to sleep for eleven months straight.

Although Trick-or-Tortoises intend to be terrifying, most humans think they are adorable. If you encounter a Trick-or-Tortoise it is recommended that you provide them with sugar-rich foods so they do not starve to death.