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SKAMPOE
07-15-2010, 01:22 PM
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/48305000/jpg/_48305671_007592746-1.jpg

(http://www.gblast.org/)
Researchers have found the earliest
archaeological evidence of a tortoise being kept as a family pet in
Britain, at a castle in Staffordshire.
The find, which is reported in the journal Post Medieval
Archaeology, dates to the late 19th Century.
The researchers say that, at this time, attitudes to keeping
family pets "began to change".
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/48307000/jpg/_48307179_legbone.jpg The 130-year-old leg bone was found
among the remains of cats and dogs

"A fondness for pets was more regularly expressed in
literature," the researchers wrote in their article.
There has been evidence of turtles and terrapins in domestic
situations dating back to the 17th Century - but it was believed that
these animals were used for food.

EAGLE EYE
07-15-2010, 04:01 PM
Aren't you a proud turtle owner?


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3489/3978214551_699f1ab704_o.jpg
http://www.soothbrush.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/turtle-burger.jpg

check two
07-15-2010, 05:10 PM
This dude is 178 years old. Here he is cheesing it up(like the black girls like to say) in 1882.

http://www.worldrecordsacademy.org/nature/img/Jonathan-the-tortoise-2.jpg

DUMBO
07-15-2010, 10:33 PM
This dude is 178 years old. Here he is cheesing it up(like the black girls like to say) in 1882.

http://www.worldrecordsacademy.org/nature/img/Jonathan-the-tortoise-2.jpg

He doesn't look like he's cheesing in that picture. He looks like he's lamping. But whatever.

Uncle Steezo
07-16-2010, 09:20 AM
found this in the driveway this morning
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd116/STYLEMASTERR/IMG00364.jpg
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd116/STYLEMASTERR/IMG00362-1.jpg

SKAMPOE
07-16-2010, 02:53 PM
hahahahahahahahaha i smoke too much, i have no recolection of makin this thread\




rob yes, i have 2 of these bad boys lol