Turtle Rescue of LI held its annual summer BBQ yesterday. Always a fun time and an opportunity to talk “turtle” to our heart’s content.
Conversations participated in or overheard:
“I pick up the worms [that I feed to the turtles] with my hands.”
“Oh, I’d never do that; too gross. I always use tongs.”
“Ohh, Russian tortoises. They’re my favorites.”
“That sulcata tortoise over there…? He figured out how to climb out of the enclosure. We fixed it so he couldn’t, but he keeps on trying. Once they get an idea in their heads…”
“I’m trying to convince my friends that eight turtles is not a lot, but they just don’t believe me.”