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  • Comments sought on Chesapeake sea turtle protection program
    Comments sought on Chesapeake sea turtle protection program
    Until new training is approved, Virginia Chesapeake Bay pound net fishermen have to get their gear inspected to reduce sea turtle bycatch. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States Department of Commerce is...
  • Cops in low speed chase with tortoise
    Cops in low speed chase with tortoise: Cops nab dawdling turtle in 1 mph chase
    Cops in California ended a tense, low speed chase with a tortoise after the promenading reptile, named “Clark,” was nabbed making a run for it, though it was certainly more of a meander. The 150-pound tortoise was picked up –...
  • Fireworks-capped Infatuations close out 2014 Dearborn Homecoming Sunday
    Fireworks-capped Infatuations close out 2014 Dearborn Homecoming Sunday
    Another fireworks show will end Dearborn's Homecoming weekend, after the Infatuations headline the festival's Sunday evening closeout on Main Stage.The Detroit-based band is going to perform from 8:30-10 p.m. “its catchy pop-rock...
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    New spring titles for preschoolers
    A new group of books for two-to-five-years-old are now on the market."Boom Snot Twitty" (Penguin, $15.99), written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Renata Liwska, is about three unlikely friends: a bear, a bird and a snail. They each...
  • Picture of Ziggy
    Was Ziggy already in the our plans
    When my son was 9 years old he drew a picture of a turtle. Of course, the picture was good, but it is not the picture itself that amazes me. It is what the picture is. Back in Fall 2002 we went walking in Lynn Woods, Lynn, MA. As we were walking...
  • Russian tortoises are a great option for a pet tortoise.
    Keeping Russian Tortoises
    The Russian tortoise or Horsfield’s tortoise (Testudo horsfieldii), is a popular pet because of its relative small size. Keeping these tortoises in Maryland is fairly easy because they do not come from tropical habitats like many other...
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    Eastern Pacific green sea turtles in San Diego Bay
    Not many people know that about 60-90 endangered eastern Pacific green sea turtles Chelonia mydas make their home in San Diego Bay. It is unknown exactly how long or when the turtles first arrived in the bay, but there were definite records by the...
  • Non-native species are often found as strays.
    Exotic strays in summer
    As the heat and humidity keep going up, the number of exotic strays also rises. Animals, especially cold-blooded ones, are more active in warm weather. Even when the AC is cranking, animals know that the days are longer and it is summer.People...
  • Rare 2-headed turtle hatches at Texas zoo
    Rare 2-headed turtle hatches at Texas zoo
    A rare two-headed turtle has hatched at a Texas zoo.Officials at the San Antonio Zoo announced on Tuesday (June 25) that a bicephalic Texas cooter or two-headed, aquatic, hard-shelled turtle was among a quartet of cooters hatched at the zoo on...
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    Turtle Investigation at Dead End says DNR
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has told the Global Conservation Group(GCG)that their investigation into the beating death of a turtle that occurred at the Delbrook Golf Course in Delavan, Wisconsin on June 10, 2013 between the times...
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    Turtle Reward Fund: $10,000
    According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, a snapping turtle was beaten with a golf club at the Delbrook Golf Course in Delavan, Wisconsin on June 10, 2013 between the times 7:30am - 9:30am.The Global Conservation Group is...
  • $6,000 Reward for Turtle Abuser
    $6,000 Reward for Turtle Abuser
    The Global Conservation Group has pledged at least $1,000, but today our friends at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, have pledged $5,000 increasing the total reward to $6,000!If you have any information about this case please...
  • Beaten Turtle Dies
    Beaten Turtle Dies
    The snapping turtle found Monday at theDelbrook Golf Course in Delavan, Wisconsin died this morning due to the extent of her injuries. She sustained a fractured skull along with multiple large holes in her shell when someone beat her with a golf...
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    Trapped turtle found alive after 30 years in closed storeroom (Photos)
    For the past 30 years, Manuela, the red-footed tortoise from Rio, probably survived by eating termites in the storeroom she was trapped in after the house she lived in underwent renovation.This tough little tortoise demonstrates the longevity that...
  • Sandy needs to find a home.
    Adopt a senior pet this month
    November is Adopt a Senior Pet month. If you are in the market for a new pet, why not make rescue group really happy and adopt an older one? No matter what the species, it is always hard to place anything that is not a baby, hatchling, spiderling,...