Thursday, July 06, 2006

a picture worth a 1000 words

The most interesting thing we saw on vacation was this - look closely. Yes, that is a wheeled dolly strapped to the underside of a giant turtle. See the bent front leg. The zookeeper showed xrays of the fracture and subsequent surgery. She explained that the turtle hurt itself playing with the other turtles, then looked up at the grown-ups and air quoted "mating". I struggle to understand how an animal that lives so long could actually hurt itself mating.


Eleni said...

I know you described it to me on the phone but the picture is just nuts!

Kerry said...

Poor little giant turtle, what a completely undignified way to go down.