A shell-ebration of cross-species companionship.
There’s always someone who’s having a worse day than you. Like this poor Fujian man. When he ended up with a snapping turtle dangling from his top lip, his friends couldn’t resist putting the pictures online for the world to see.
The man certainly got more than he bargained for when he posed for these photos kissing a snapping turtle in China. The turtle latched its powerful jaws onto his lip, refusing to let go. Photos of the pair’s special moment were uploaded to Chinese microblogging site Weibo, and now even include updated “after” shots showing the poor man’s injuries.
The importance of the hand luggage inspection area at airports simply cannot be underestimated. Sure, they’re time consuming and can be an irritating experience for frequent fliers, but without them it would be impossible to ensure the safety of passengers on board aircraft. However, despite procedures becoming ever more stringent in recent years, it hasn’t stopped some passengers looking for ways to slip prohibited items past security. At one Chinese airport, for example, one man recently tried a quite bizarre tactic to smuggle his pet turtle onto the plane: pretending it was a hamburger.
A diver working on an oilrig off the coast of Thailand had a one in a million encounter with a precocious hawksbill sea turtle.
While working on the rig’s supports, the diver’s accompanying remotely operated vehicle (ROV) mounted camera caught a turtle swim up from the distance and climb onto the worker’s back without them noticing. Just as the turtle was about to take a nibble of the tether the diver noticed the curious reptile who later stuck around for belly rubs and neck scratches like a puppy.
While cats and dogs remain the undisputed kings of the pet world, turtles and tortoises refuse to be outdone, and are steadily climbing the ranks.
With their cute little eyes and the way they stand proudly in the sunshine like those majestic statues often found outside shrines, there’s no denying that tortoises and turtles have a magical charm all of their own.
And this little fella, it would seem, has been especially blessed… Read More