“The giant turtle on the side of Century Avenue in Dunseith, North Dakota, was erected in 1982 to pay homage to the nearby Turtle Mountain State Park. The 18-foot-tall tortoise was built from 2,000 old wheel rims, and has been known to sport a festive Santa hat during the holidays.” Address: Junction of Highways 3, 5 and 281, Dunseith, North Dakota
Photo courtesy of Maury Vaughan via Flickr.

via www.womansday.com

Holy crap! you guys!! Look at these incredible baby Egyptian tortoises just unveiled at the Woodland park Zoo in Seattle! They are barely bigger than a thumb nail! Gorgeous! anyone want to buy me a ticket to Seattle so I can report on these little ones live? you know you want to…

Tiny Baby Egyptian Tortoise Up Close (via dahalcon)

What’s the difference between a turtle and a tortoise?

What’s the difference between a turtle and a tortoise?

Ok, seriously? These people are both crazy and amazing. I was informed that the most recent episode of the simpsons featured a tortoise on a velvet pillow. I googled to find a clip and came upon this piece of youtube insanity. There may not actually be a tortoise or turtle but I laughed hard enough I thought it deserved a post. Turtle, the simpsons, das experiment….

Der Simpsons! Episode 3: Lisa Buys a Turtle (via Schizima)

OUCH! A large African tortoise, named Freddie, nearly died after he dined on a salad of wood screws, staples, shards of glass, stones and a hunk of calk. Those crazy tortoises.But a Glendale animal hospital, The Animal Emergency Center (which calls itself “one of the nation’s first 24-hour emergency and critical care veterinary hospitals”), surgically removed the foreign objects from Freddie’s belly and even gave him a blood transfusion to keep him alive.

Freddie will be featured on a new show on the National Geographic Channel focused on, believe it or not, unusual items gobbled down by pets.

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