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    One more in the family

    Well, it was born in September 10 and as I wasn't sure wether it was going to survive I waited until now to share the good news.

    Here you see my little earth turtle, as it came out from the egg. I had the luck to see the mother laying them and I've been monitoring them since, from 4 this is the only one that arrived to a good end. The others one was rotten and the other two were broken. I think it was the mother when laying them as I protected the place inmediately so that nobody could step on them.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 01 turtle.jpg   02 turtle.jpg   03 turtle.jpg   04 turtle.jpg   05 turtle.jpg  

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    Really neat, Toni!

    Are those an endangered species? Here in the U.S., nearly all the land-based turtles (tortoises, actually) are protected and/or endangered species.
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    cool Toni, That last picture with your finger give some perspective as to how small it is.
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    Very cool Toni!

    Was this right outside your house?

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    That is so cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Really neat, Toni!

    Are those an endangered species? Here in the U.S., nearly all the land-based turtles (tortoises, actually) are protected and/or endangered species.
    Yes they are considered endangered species, you can only buy them from a certified breeder, some years ago it was forbidden the sole possesion of them, now as there are some breeders, they can sell them provided that a percentage of the new born babies are released in nature. I'm not a breeder and I consider myself very lucky to have this one, as the mother was borrowed from a friend of mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Very cool Toni!

    Was this right outside your house?
    Yes, it is in my garden.
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    that is neater than all get out. So what's you going to name it? Pumpkin? It is Halloween season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    that is neater than all get out. So what's you going to name it? Pumpkin? It is Halloween season.
    No idea I leave it to LOML, it is her baby, she is spoiling it already, and as we don't know yet whether it is a male or female we call it September to remember when it was born, like the Earth Wind & Fire song. ( Althought it is not its definitive name, shell calls it "the little girl" as turtle in spanish is a female name.
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    Cool Toni
    We found 2 musk turtles that where that size in our driveway this summer.
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