Wisdom From The Experts Pt 4 & 5 Two Turtle and Tort experts, two related pieces of wisdom to share about turtle and tortoise anatomy! Lori Neuman-Lee, PhD (@CheloniaGirl ), prof at Utah State University, says – “I wish people knew that turtles can’t come out of their shells…because their shells are part of their...
Words of Wisdom from the Experts Pt 3- “I wish people knew how smart turtles are. They learn quickly where their food comes from; if from a human then they learn that specific person” Is what Michelle Kelly (@MichelleKellyCW), public speaker about Reptiles and amphibians, wishes more people knew about turtles and tortoises. Those of...
Words of wisdom from the experts pt 2 Check out this INCREDIBLE photo by Amanda Hipps, @biophilamanda, one of the experts who responded to our #worldturtleday question. Amanda studies the animals that live in gopher tortoise burrows. In case you didn’t know, gopher tortoise burrows are home to hundreds of other animals. Their status as endangered directly...
This year, in honor of #WorldTurtleDay, we asked herpetologists, biologists, rescues, and rehabbers, to tell us what they wish more people knew about Turtles and Tortoises. Starting today we’ll be sharing a few responses a day! Let’s learn more about the animals we love from people who have devoted their lives to protecting them. Biologist...
I’m not sure if you take submissions but I just thought you’d love to see this friend!
ZOMG!!!! We LOVE submissions and we love your handsome shell friend! What a glorious shell pattern! Is he trying to say something? lemme guess.. “NOMS!”
p.s. we love that tattoo too.
Please look at my son
Bacon having lunch
My lifer snapping turtle I found herping in the woods! Babies still count lol
The most incredible sidewalk art we have ever seen!!! All the humans walking by will now know what time it REALLY is! TORT TIME!
ATTENTION!! CUTE AND CURIOUS SHELL FRIEND IS ON THE MOVE!*
*warning: Jacob may cause excessive squee, the need to stare at each photo while talking as though you are a small child. If contact is made, take pictures immediately and contact @tort-time . Contact may also cause rolling around in the grass to get a better view as well as the sudden need to dig for wormies to offer as a gift.
I found this little friend while mowing the lawn. Finished mowing then put friend back.
YAY!! What a gorgeous little one to grace your lawn! Way to put it back so it can bless you with more shell baby encounters years from now. Just another reason to #SHELLEBRATE #WorldTurtleDay!!
It’s not even June and I’ve met all these lovely turtles! ½. Lovely snapper who fell in my neighbors window well. dug around a lot in there so I assume it’s a female looking to lay eggs. Look how long her neck is in the second pic! Luckily she wasn’t super defensive bc this one kid put his face super close to her. 2. Found this guy on the road. It’s alive, just hiding! Friend was returned to the grass. 3. Babies! They’re so damn cute! I’ve seen 3 so far and I love them all. I love seeing the variations in their shell patterns too, especially since these guys probably came from the same clutch.
Submitted by @imwiththedroid Who, whoa! is clearly on the good side of the turtpocalypse! The shells are flocking to you! you’re a chosen human!
Back in October, I went herping with my local Herpetological Society and we found the smallest angry boy ever!
The tiniest grumps ever!! A quality find! I’m sure he/she will remember you fondly despite the grumpy face 😀
The cuteness is real.
My kingdom! One day I will stop upon every inch of you!
Higher, human chariot! I must have a clear view of my domain!