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May 18, 2006

Teeny tiny torte

Teeny Tiny Tortie McTortlesons here is an Egyptian Tortoise born at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. He's one of the tiniest, most endageredest tortoises in the world! He also has NINE siblings. Imagine THAT dinner table.


Pass the mashed potatoes, Adam G.!

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Whoa, I just realized that's a *dime*.

 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:21 AM

omg...imagine having a whole pocketful of those!! sooo TEEEENY

 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:21 AM

Awww, that definitely beats the plastic desk turtles! Pass the tortoise, please!

A thinker
 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:24 AM

awwww these little guys need to get going and breed because I MUST have one!

 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:24 AM

omigosh, baby turtles are like my favorite thing in the world! ARg!! Whats best is when you pick them up (gently) and then they wag their arms and legs back and forth and look at you fiercely!

 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:27 AM

Ohhh... sooo sweet and tiny... I wouldn't dare put this sweety at my table, it would get mistaken for a brussel sprout! TINY TORTY!!! Sooooo cute!

 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:27 AM

Freaking OUTRAGEOUS. I almost choked on my Diet Coke with Lime when the pic loaded. But I would have died happy.


 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:28 AM

How can something that small even be alive?!??!?!?!?! Cute cutie turtle wee-ness!

 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:28 AM

what just happened... i typed in cuteoverload, next thing i know, i'm on the ground regaining consciousness...

 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:30 AM

Very cute - the wee head is barely popping out.

 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:33 AM

Brings new meaning to the phrase "drop a dime".

I'm in love!

Vaguely Urban
 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:35 AM

you guys r silly...

you guys r silly
 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:36 AM

hehehe and apparently there is more than one Alice today. For a moment there, I was like - wait, am I suffering from amnesia? - to the "omigosh" comment!

 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:37 AM

For being so teeny tiny, he ALREADY has *BEAUTIFUL* markings and etchings and shadings in his wee little shell...look at 'dat...&:o)

you guys r silly
 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:38 AM

Wee beyond belief?

This must be the Toy King, the Tut Tortoise!

 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:38 AM






It's sad they're endangered. They wouldn't be, if other animals would watch where they're stepping.

Chris Steffen
 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:40 AM

do baby turtles grow bigger? *faints*

little miao
 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:47 AM

"tortielini" ha

A thinker
 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:50 AM

Wow, that is one GIGANTIC dime. Where'd they find a dime that big?

Not That Mike The Other Mike
 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:52 AM

I'm imagining the dinner table for these lil' guys.

It's probably the size of a quarter...

 |  May 18, 2006 at 11:57 AM

oh they are soo cute :)

 |  May 18, 2006 at 12:00 PM

soooooo kyewt and dinky!

 |  May 18, 2006 at 12:01 PM

If he has nine siblings, that makes them the Ten Tiny Turtles of the Sesame Street song, who were, in fact, ordering dinner:

"Ten tiny turtles on the telephone
Talking to the grocery man...
...We'd also like ten mangoes
They're the favorite of our sister Gert
And one last thing
Please do include ten apples for dessert!"

Laurie C
 |  May 18, 2006 at 12:05 PM

I love that the "oh they are soo cute :)" comment up there belongs to someone using a screen-name of "bitch". Awwwwww.


-- Total F♥♥♥ing S.☻.B.

 |  May 18, 2006 at 12:14 PM

How do you make the HEART ?????

you guys r silly
 |  May 18, 2006 at 12:20 PM

Stop it, CuteOverload, just stop it. You already have me wanting a hedgehog and a bunny, and I'm damn close to wanting my very own milk-splattered kitty. And now I simply *must* have a teeny tiny dime-sized turtle.

What are you trying to do to me, anyway?

 |  May 18, 2006 at 12:30 PM

You know that turtle's thinking ..."whoa--free dime!" then he's gonna try to make off with it, real slow like, and blow it all on penny whistles and moon pies ...

 |  May 18, 2006 at 12:30 PM

I want him!!!

 |  May 18, 2006 at 12:44 PM

L, you made me laugh.

Doesn't that turtle look like a crunchy snack to anybody else? You could take a bag of those to the movies and eat 'em like popcorn. In BBQ and original Turtle flavor.

Laurie C
 |  May 18, 2006 at 12:45 PM

I'm trying to wrap my brain around this... a dime-sized turtle??!! My mind has finally boggled for good.

Kin I hold him? Puleeze?

 |  May 18, 2006 at 12:52 PM

Delicious. Add some more salt and pepper, and a bit more of onions and its good to go. DIINNERR!!! Just kidding.

 |  May 18, 2006 at 12:56 PM

Oh my lord is that an adorable little tortie!! Wow, I had no idea anything that tiny could live. Totally melted me when I saw it. LOL

 |  May 18, 2006 at 12:59 PM

I saw him in person!! I went to the Eye-to-Eye behind the scenes tour at Woodland Park and met Mr. TTT in the shell. He's even cuter in person, if that's possible.

 |  May 18, 2006 at 12:59 PM

so. SMALL!

Driver B
 |  May 18, 2006 at 01:09 PM

1) Press and hold the Alt key
2) Press and release the 3 key on the NUMBER PAD (*not* the 3 above the E key)
3) Release the Alt key

 |  May 18, 2006 at 01:29 PM

They must have a dinning table the size of a Triscuit.

 |  May 18, 2006 at 01:38 PM

this is the smallest cutest turtle I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)

Chelsea Poe
 |  May 18, 2006 at 01:38 PM

Did McTortlesons make anyone think about the Torklesons?

Or were we all captivated by the image of ten tiny tubular turtletts tippling around a tiny table?

Anna aka IdleReceptionist
 |  May 18, 2006 at 01:44 PM

I'm a dime, I'm fine and I shine, I'm freshly minted. I'm silver plated, I'm underrated, you won't even pick me up 'cause I'm not enough - for a local phone call....

sorry, random Cake moment there. I want that little guy to walk around all day singing that song.

 |  May 18, 2006 at 01:44 PM

excuse me, but I'm here to gum the tortie.... I lost my teeth at the last photo...


 |  May 18, 2006 at 01:45 PM

OMG, sooooooooo tiny! So incredibly adorable

 |  May 18, 2006 at 01:49 PM

I'd like to place him at the end of my dog's snout. Although then he just might become a snack.

A Fine Morsel
 |  May 18, 2006 at 01:55 PM

ah! My first pet was turtle! I love tortes!

Rhea H.
 |  May 18, 2006 at 02:10 PM

Holy Rule 14, Batman!

I totally ♥ teeny tortugas!

 |  May 18, 2006 at 02:41 PM

Anna Idle -- Those ten tiny table turkles are *tewtelly* teetotallers. Time for tea and toast!

 |  May 18, 2006 at 02:44 PM

*stares at turtle*
*stares at dime*
*stares at turtle again*

I'd be afraid to pick him up. He's so wee!

 |  May 18, 2006 at 03:11 PM

so it's a murder of crows, a pride of lions, a school of fish, and a "dollar" of mini-turtles?

 |  May 18, 2006 at 03:30 PM

Since they're mini, maybe a "tenth" of turtles, a "coinage" of turtles, a "change" or turtles...you know, with the dime and all.

Though I think officially it's a "bale" or a "herd" of turtles.

 |  May 18, 2006 at 04:13 PM

A bale of turtles!

love it.

A thinker
 |  May 18, 2006 at 04:15 PM

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