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Apr 28, 2008, 12:53:13 PM
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Table Tortoise by eskimoblueboy Table Tortoise by eskimoblueboy
A student found this tortoise in the parking lot at the college. She brought it inside while she was going to class. Later she set it free in the nearby woods.
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:iconhattushilish:
it is actualy a box turtle
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superhippieman Jul 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I know this was taken years ago, but I have to say, that's not a tortoise, it's a box turtle. And if the woods "nearby" was not within a hundred yards of where she found it, she just took it from it's home. Box turtles stay within 250 square yards of where they were born and live their entire lives there, they start building a mental map of that location as soon as they climb themselves out of the nest with the rest of the clutch. If they are removed from their natural habitat, they will spend up to their entire lives trying to get back home. That includes crossing roads, going through dangerous lands with predators and all. It is very possible that this turtle died trying to get back home.....hate to be a kill joy :(

If you ever find another turtle, look at it, play with it, and put it back where you found it....and wash your hands to remove the salmonella, lol
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DeathLeviathan Dec 7, 2009
Tortoises are so cute :3
I love 'em <3
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TeaPhotography Jan 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh my, and what a story! It's a truly great shot. :nod:
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eskimoblueboy Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm happy you liked it. It was fun playing with the tortoise.
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:iconartemis-simetra:
Hahaha. Looks like it's going "Look at meh. Get my good side, if you will. Here. *Pose*"
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eskimoblueboy Sep 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you like it. He was busy trying to dash off the table mostly. :laughing:
Thank you for the :+fav:.
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:iconkimantha333:
Hee hee wonderful shot :) They are stubborn little critters, they don't believe in glass because to a tort if they can see through it, it doesn't exist. And if you try to take a picture of one, it always has to skiddadle out of the way :)
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eskimoblueboy Jun 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like the tortoise shot. Yep, it kept trying to run off the table top. hahahaha I was really careful with it though. It was rescued by a student from the college parking lot and later released into the woods.
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Cmac13 Jun 23, 2008   General Artist
nice to know this handsome critter still lives in the wild woods :clap:
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