Photo of the Day

image of a teensy tortoise standing next to a computer mouse, which dwarfs the tortoise
From the Telegraph's Pictures of the Day for 13 November 2012: Tank the tiny tortoise is dwarfed by a computer mouse at Paradise Wildlife Park, in Broxbourne, England. The Hermann's tortoise is six months old, and will not be fully grown until the age of six, when he should weigh about 3kg. [Alex Smale / Barcroft Media]
Teeny tiny tortie!

My grandfather kept two box turtles as pets—Tommy and Matthew. They lived in my grandparents' backyard in Queens until my granddad died, and then we brought them back to Indiana to live out their days.

My granddad was so fond of those turtles. And they were great wee beasties, each with his own distinct personality.

I am a fan of tortoise-and-turtlekind.

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