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In #Watamu the vast majority of the #turtle nests hatch at #night so that the hatchlings have the best chance of #survival. If they hatched in daylight they would be easy prey for #crabs, #birds, #fish and pretty much anything else looking for a quick #snack. The hatchlings #instinct drives them to head to the brightest light, which should be the moonlight reflecting off the water. So as not to confuse the hatchlings, only #red light is used during our night time #beach patrols because #turtles can’t see red light!
#sealife #ocean #conservation #kenya #africa #marinebiology #babyanimals #reptile

Septimus you are one badass shell on wheels. 

(Source: Metro.co.uk)

Septimus the tortoise is back on the move after his front legs were replaced with wheels from a model aeroplane.

The pet – described by his owner Darren Strand as ‘sprightly and sociable’ – can resume the social whirl thanks to vet Ben Trimmer, who attached the prosthetics with putty.

‘It was the first time he had put front wheels on a tortoise as he had only done back wheels before,’ said property developer Mr Strand, 49, of Gosport, Hampshire.

Septimus, 23, serves as a cautionary tale for anyone who has wished they could hibernate through the winter.

He bedded down in a corner of the garden and – when he surfaced in April last year – his front feet had been gnawed by rats and needed amputating. ‘His legs were full of maggots,’ recalled Mr Strand’s daughter Tabbie, 13.

The reptile has taken to his wheels. ‘On cut grass he’s really fast,’ Mr Strand added.

The Turtle

tenacioustortoise:

The turtle, oh the turtle;
he has rolled over onto his shell!
If we do not flip him;
the sun will give him hell!

The turtle, oh the turtle;
he is on the brink of death.
If we do not flip him;
these will be his dying breaths.

The turtle, oh the turtle;
baking in the sunlight.
It seems he has no hope;
but still he puts up a fight.

The turtle, oh the turtle;
it seems his never ending efforts have paid off;
for now he stands on his legs;
no longer having anything to fear.
All because he never gave up;
all because his efforts were sincere.

The turtle, oh the turtle;
is now free to live a normal life.
Without fear of death or strife.
For the turtle was able to roll back to his feet;
oh he did it all on his own.
For he never gave up, oh no he did not;
he simply kept trying, not losing his peppy attitude;
his happy-go-lucky tone.
For the turtle, he is a determined one;
never giving up – never letting go.
He’s similar to the mailman – nothing stops him;
not rain, nor sleet, nor snow.

The Turtle

tenacioustortoise:

The turtle, oh the turtle;
he has rolled over onto his shell!
If we do not flip him;
the sun will give him hell!

The turtle, oh the turtle;
he is on the brink of death.
If we do not flip him;
these will be his dying breaths.

The turtle, oh the turtle;
baking in the sunlight.
It seems he has no hope;
but still he puts up a fight.

The turtle, oh the turtle;
it seems his never ending efforts have paid off;
for now he stands on his legs;
no longer having anything to fear.
All because he never gave up;
all because his efforts were sincere.

The turtle, oh the turtle;
is now free to live a normal life.
Without fear of death or strife.
For the turtle was able to roll back to his feet;
oh he did it all on his own.
For he never gave up, oh no he did not;
he simply kept trying, not losing his peppy attitude;
his happy-go-lucky tone.
For the turtle, he is a determined one;
never giving up – never letting go.
He’s similar to the mailman – nothing stops him;
not rain, nor sleet, nor snow.