Sunday, July 30, 2006

It All Happened So Fast

Mature Content Below, really............

Above is a picture of "H's" beloved "Yertle The Turtle". We have had "Yertle" for 5 or 6 months and as far as pets go in this house "Yertle" is very low maintenance. Once a week or so we fill the tub with a small amount of water and let "Yertle" have at it. "H" feeds "Yertle" green beans, carrots or what-ever vegetable we have that's handy. The whole time we've had "Yertle" we've always been under the impression that "Yertle" was a male turtle, something about an indent in their carapace indicates their sex. Not a big deal about "Yertle's" sex, it's not like we were going to decorates his box with a male theme.
Now fast forward to this afternoon. "H" and his buddy are in the back yard and they find another turtle "Yertle II". "H" flips "Yertle II" over and sees the same carapace indent as "Yertle" and assumes "Yertle II" is also a male and places him in with the "Yertle". About 20 minutes later I decide to go and check to make sure these two relics from the prehistoric age aren't tearing each other limb from limb.
Imagine my surprise when my eyes saw the sight below.
We've had "Yertle" for a while and thought we had him/her sexed correctly, hell no "Yertle II" figured it out, CORRECTLY, in about 15 minutes.

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