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Jun 04, 2007

The service at this resort is abominable!

[turtle waiter crawls up to patron, on beach in the south of France]

Monsieur, may I get you a cocktail?

Hold yer horses

Monsieur Beachgoer: FINALLY, a garçon! [Snaps fingers and adjusts Ray-Bans] Yes, I'd like a Mai Tai.

With extra tai.

Rule 14 anyone?

Right away, Monsieur. [shuffles off to zee bar]

To zee bar!

Carin C., That is a sweet speed hump on that shell. Someone call Detroit auto manufacturererers!

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 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 08:13 AM

channeling my inner donna summer: "turt' works hard for the money..."
turtle tocks!

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 08:17 AM

OMG! I love sea turtles! Soooo cute!

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 08:19 AM

Awwww! Such a cute waiter. Especially his 'tocks.

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 08:19 AM

OMG - Turtle Tocks???!!! Who knew they could be so cute and sweet?

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 08:19 AM

The teeny tail kills me!

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 08:22 AM

totally adorable rear-view.
anyone know where these pics were taken?
very sweet!

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 08:29 AM

Eeeny-weeny tiny tailio!

I think this *may* be the cutest thing evah.

[falls down DED]

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 08:32 AM

Pic 3 is Totally Rep-tock-u-lar, dude!!

As his Teenage Mutant Ninja relatives might have said.

But fortunately, didn't.

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 08:32 AM

wrinkled teeny turtletocks!

Lunch Lady
 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 08:33 AM

Rule 14 YAY

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 08:33 AM

I just noticed the minuscule patterns on his/her shell. Now I'm even dedder than before.

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 08:34 AM

It's a trifecta! Teeny tailio, eye capsules, and an everyday object making him look tiny! Also, I think he might fit the rule "If you have 4 legs and can tuck yourself in, it's cute." He can certainly tuck himself into his shell!!

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 08:49 AM

"Excuse me sir, I ordered a Pino Colada and got a Mai Tai. And I specifically said no salt, NO salt. I couls shut this place down. I call... continues mumbling. I burn this place down."

Heather S.
 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 08:53 AM

In the second photo he is looking at that foot as if to say, "Whatchoo gonna do 'bout it?!" hehehe

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 08:58 AM

uhm. at the risk of sounding like nemo's dad, does anyone know how long river turtles live? didn't the surfer turtle dude in finding nemo say sea turtles live to be 180 years old? how big do they get, i wonder? we've got lots of river turtles, if that's what they's called, in the river here in kentucky, and i was just wonderin.

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 09:16 AM

Anyone else just wanna pick him up and place him gently at the water's edge?

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 09:18 AM

Isn't the turtle supposed to be going toward the water?

Suzy's Mom
 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 09:20 AM

do you have any idea how COLD that water is??!!

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 09:23 AM

Umm, RumTumTigger...

D'ya mean snapping turtles? I understand they, too get quite old, and can get as big as truck tires! I grew up on the Ohio here in Cloverport, Kentucky, and have seen these snappers big enough to cause nightmares.....

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 09:31 AM

I hope you did not get tooo close in the state of Florida you could have been thrown in jail for 90 days for getting that close to a turtle

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 09:38 AM

Ha, Heather S., that is tewtally my favorite movie! It fits perfectly... ^_^

one of the erins
 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 09:38 AM

I think Mr. Turtle-waitron is lamenting that nobody just orders a shot of tequila, which would be much easier for him to transport.

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 09:40 AM

Actually, this little turtle appears to be a Diamondback Terrapin. They are one of the few species of turtle that lives in brackish (part salt, part fresh) water. I suspect this pic was taken somewhere near Chesapeake Bay?

(And having seen a couple of hatchling DB Terps up close, I can assure you: Yes, they *are* that adorable!)

As far as ages: Most turtles live a very *long* time. Box turtles have been documented living to at least 50; some tortoises have been documented to well over 100.
(I'll stop here, although I could go on and on and on about turtles and torts.... when *did* I fall over that line between hobby and obsession, anyway?)

Tortoise Geek
 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 09:54 AM

o-m-g wow. I thought this was a normal-ish sized turtle from the first pic, then the second picture put it all in perspective! Squee!

Mindy Thornton
 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 10:12 AM

Tiny Turtle! *in singsong voice* I love it!

Shannon Johnson
 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 10:13 AM

so sweet face!
& the turtle tocks! OMG!

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 10:16 AM

I loooove the second picture! He seems to be looking at the human foot like, "Eef only I were bigger, I could make a snack of those toesies!"

Sweet Lady
 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 10:18 AM

I think this is a first.......ACTUAL Turtle "tocks" !!!!!

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 10:18 AM


 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 10:22 AM

I am in loff! In photo 1 he has his "whee!" face on, and in photo 3, his little feetsies aren't even touching the sand! The little shadow under his left foot is visible...I can practically hear him going "ehn ehn ehn!" across the beach. Oh how I loff him so.

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 10:23 AM

Wook at the wittle turtle-wurtle! I love baby turtles :)

This reminds me, however, that I could have gone on a trip to Costa Rica this month and helped biologist and the ilk down there cover nests, etc. on the beaches. I turned it down for a long-planned family trip to Europe to visit family. A trip that got canceled. Sigh.

R. Moore
 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 10:38 AM

I don't think this guy is actually a sea turtle! Look at his legs...they are definitely NOT flippers. It's a good thing he is moving AWAY from the water!

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 10:44 AM

"Excuse me sir, I ordered a Pino Colada and got a Mai Tai. And I specifically said no salt, NO salt. I couls shut this place down. I call... continues mumbling. I burn this place down." (Heather)

LOL, Heather! (I have a red Swingline stapler at my desk. Honest.)

Meg, you're killin' me with the quotes!

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 10:58 AM

what cute lil wrinkly turtle bunz!

C Ceres Merry
 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 11:01 AM

bebeh tortle is like...look at me...weeee.. *scurries away*

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 11:17 AM

Meg, you've outdone yourself with this one! Adorable teeny tiny toitle!

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 12:27 PM

I was fine up until the second picture when I saw the size of the teeny tiny turtle...then I went Eeeeeee! Its so cute!

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 01:04 PM

The first and last images should be desktops!

C Dub
 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 01:46 PM

Cutest little turtleey evah.

Maryland grad
 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 01:53 PM

I wub turtles with cute wittle turtle 'tocks!

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 02:23 PM

OMG,Wrinklebutt is the best name ever!

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 06:35 PM

soooo, I took these pics this past Sunday at Robert Moses State Park on Long Island. Just for FYI and all. I was walking down the beach and I look down AND there's a TURTLE. Glad you like.

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 08:20 PM

Awwww! He's so leetle he isn't even stirring the sand with his "Ehn! Ehn! Ehn!" across the beach!

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 08:58 PM

AIEEEEEEEEE!!! Teeny tiny toitle 'tocks!!!!

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 09:23 PM

I don't know about a Mai Tai, but perhaps he could manage an olive.

The Honourable Gladys Anstruther
 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 10:53 PM

that turtle must make it to the ocean and set itself free

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 11:09 PM

That speed bump is indeed small but important!

Duly noted, but not sent to Scrap!

 |  Jun 04, 2007 at 11:23 PM

oh i love leetle turtells!! i want to kees heem!!

 |  Jun 05, 2007 at 06:38 AM

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