Thursday, June 19, 2008

Please don't call it a turtle

Brooks of Sheffield went canoeing around Jamaica Bay and found some interesting things...

At first I said it was a turtle, until I saw a sign saying the area was a terrapin nesting ground. So, terrapins! And Parks Department terrapin-watch people, who roam around looking for terrapins.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the taxonomists say a "turtle" is big and swims in the sea with flippers, whereas tortoises plod around on land with toes.

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Queens Crapper said...

Yes, but these are terrapins, not turtles or tortoises.

Taxpayer said...

OK. I won't call it a turtle. I'll call it a Bloomberg.

Settled?