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Turtles Eating Fruits Is Sweet And Scary At The Same Time (12 Gifs)

Some turtles are carnivores, while others follow a strictly vegetarian diet. Most turtles, however, are omnivores, eating both animals and plants. Take a look at these turtles eating fruits. 

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Why Sea Turtles Have Such A Problem With Plastic Bags In the Ocean

They have a problem with the plastic because of their anti-barfing spikes. Settle in, folks! Here is a short and helpful explanation on the unique structure of a sea turtles esophagus:

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Thank You Florida, Now For Something Completely Different: An Alligator in Yoga Pants

You almost wish this headline was just click-bait. But unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you see it), this actually happened. A routine traffic stop turned bizarre is this week's Florida headline. A couple was pulled over in May after running a stop sign, and deputies asked them what they had been doing, and they responded searching for frogs and snakes to collect. The deputies asked them if they had any other creatures in the truck, and that is when things took a turn for the weird.The woman had over 40 turtles in a Ninja Turtles backpack, which was definitely an eye-opener. But that is not what shocked the officers. 

The woman in the truck, Ariel Le Quire, after being asked if she had anything else, promptly pulled a foot-long alligator from the yoga pants she was wearing, and placed it in the bed of the pickup truck. The pair were cited and a judge found little humor in her stunt. sentencing Le Quire to 6 months probation, 200 hours of community service, and required her to pay $500 to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. This was all for charges of possessing an American Alligator, transporting more than one turtle or turtle egg, one count of possessing a soft-shell turtle, and one count of possessing more than one turtle, per day. 

The woman was also homeless at the time, so it is uncertain how the court expects her to pay the fine. But internet ridicule is sometimes a better teacher than any monetary penance could be.

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These Adorable Turtle Hatchlings Need Help - Here's How To Do Your Bit

Turtles are amazing animals. They can be traced back to the time of dinosaurs, they usually live around 70 years (tortoises reach around 150 or more years), and they're super cute. Sadly, as human development reaches the quietest of beaches, some turtle hatchlings are having trouble finding the ocean because of the confusing lights. But it's not all bad news! As well as being the problem (sorry turtles), we can also be the solution. Keep on reading to learn how you can help your little flippered friends live to be wise old creatures. 

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In a world of constant depressing news being shoved into your face, it's refreshing to see a story like this. As simple as it might be, it just fills your heart with some hope and happiness.  

While other visitors at the Singapore Botanic Gardens stroll around looking at the nature, this women was engaging in some rather unusual activity. 

Armed with a green brush which looked like it was made for cleaning toilets, the lady was scrubbing the backs of numerous terrapins, trying to remove the algae off the surfaces of their shells.

The terrapins, in return, can be seen flocking towards the sweet woman, almost as if she were some 'turtle whisperer'. 

A passer-by, Nur Hafiza Ariffin, happened to capture the heartwarming moment and uploaded the video to Facebook.

According to Hafiza, "The terrapins happily came towards her to get their backs cleaned and once its done they cutely walked off. Everyone needs a good back scrub once in a while, right!"

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Ladies, if you're thinking about throwing out that old bra -- donate it to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue instead! Your old bra might just save a life -- a turtle's life. The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is after bra clasps, in particular, as they can be grafted onto the turtles shells that have been injured in boating or auto accidents. Rescue worker Keenan Freitas told WYMT, "It's just these little ingenious things that people have created in the past, that we can use today to help animals out," . "You basically wire the shell back together. They're helping a turtle. Who wouldn't want to help a turtle?" When the turtles have been healed, the clasps are then removed and the animals are returned back into the wild -- good as new!  

 Bras can be sent to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue at P.O. Box 1484, Indian Trail, NC 28079.

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A Luxury Hotel In The Maldives Is Hiring An Intern To Look After Turtles In Its Rescue Centre

Who said the perfect job doesn't exist? This might be one of the best summer internship opportunities you'll come across.

This luxury hotel in the Maldives is running a marine turtle rescue centre and is currently looking to hire an intern for two weeks in August to look after the turtles along with their veterinary experts. The list of duties includes feeding the turtles, cleaning their tanks, attending turtle rescue missions, providing information to guests and posting about the experience on Instagram. And if that's not enough, the lucky candidate will have all their expenses covered including flights, accommodation and food. 




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Conservationist, entomologist and television host Phil Torres of Jungle Diaries, who spent two years in the Peruvian Amazon, captured on video the remarkable sight of flocks of colorful butterflies swarming around the faces of turtles, truly looking as if they were animated characters out of a Disney film. As it turns out, these lepidopteran insects were drinking the tears of the turtles as a means to get the sodium and other minerals needed to regulate their metabolism, boost their reproduction and ensure their survival. Nature is beautiful! 

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It's Turtle Day So Here Are Some Adorable Turtles Stealing The Show On Snapchat

We hear in them about parables of being slow and plodding, steady and methodical, and occasionally obsessed with Ninjitsu, news reporters, and pizza. We are, of course, talking about Turtles! World Turtle Day celebrates these noble reptiles and their place in the world and encourages people to take action to help protect them, both the common pet turtle and the ever endangered sea turtle. 

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1,529 Exotic Turtles And Tortoises Were Found Trying To Be Smuggled Into The Philippines

1,529 different species of turtles and tortoises, including Star Tortoises, Redfoot Tortoises, Sulcata Tortoises, and Red-eared Slider turtles, were trying to be smuggled into the Philippines' main airport, this past Sunday. The passenger carrying the animals from a flight from Hong Kong, said to a Filipino national, abandoned the exotic animals in four items of luggage that have since been intercepted by authorities.

Miraculously, all of the animals were found to be alive and believed to be worth around $86,000, according to the Bureau of Customs at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

In their announcement, the Bureau of Customs NAIA released a series of photos of the smuggled turtles, some of which had been bound in duct tape. The animals have now been turned over to to the Wildlife Traffic Monitoring Unit of the Philippines Department on Natural Resources, the Bureau of Customs PH said.

Story originally found on abc.news.

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These Two City Turtles Are Having The Best Time Of Their Life In NY

Squishy and Rosy are a pair of red-eared slider turtles whose adventures in New York keep Instagram fans hooked. We just love them! 

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The 2018 Autumn/ Winter Tortoise Fashion Collection Is Here And It's Soooo Cute!

On her etsy page, Katie Bradley writes: "Rescuing tortoises is an accidental hobby that has blossomed alongside being a wife, mother, friend, geek, and artist". Her hobby gave her a brilliant idea and she started crocheting winter collection for pet turtles. She currently has seven tortoises: 4 Russian tortoises (testudo horsfieldii) and 1 Greek tortoise (testudo gracea), and she's also fostering an additional Greek tortoise for the International Reptile Rescue. Feel free to stop by her tortoise blog: www.tortaddiction.blogspot.com. Here are the new items for the upcoming winter. 



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16 Funny Turtle Memes That Will Make You LOL

Some people find them ugly, some find them cute. We personally find the hard-shelled stars of these memes to be hilarious.

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It's World Turtle Day And Fans Are Taking Over Twitter

Fans of turtles all over the world are celebrating World Turtle Day! And what better way than to also grab and highlight the increasing importance of not only raising awareness and understanding of the turtle species but also about reducing plastic waste in order for them to survive and strive! 

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14 WTF True Facts About Turtles

Wow. We knew that turtles were cute, but we didn't realize how cool they are as a species. Do you know how long they can live for? And where they breathe from? And what their tears are useful for? If you don't know the answers to these questions, get reading my little ones. These interesting turtle facts await you. 

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