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Where am I living on Terrapin Day?

October 16, 2014

turtle-house-in-desert-awesome-shelterThis turtle house may be located in the Gobi Desert.  I don’t know anything more about it, but thought it was appropriate for Terrapin Day.

Terrapin is a term used in English for several smaller species of turtle living in fresh or brackish water. Terrapins do not form a taxonomic unit, and may not be very closely related, although many belong to the families Geoemydidae and Emydidae. A distinction between turtle and terrapin does not exist in other European languages. The name “terrapin” is derived from the Algonquian word torope used for Malaclemys terrapin. In the UK red-eared sliders are known as “red-eared terrapins”.

Ref: wikipedia

Here are some more –

 terp6aDiamond Back Terrapin

terrapinRed-eared Slider

terrapin_5973Spiny Terrapin from Asia

 

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6 comments

  1. Looks like west Texas to me. Is a terrapin anything like a box turtle? If they are the same sort of critter, could one live in a box and call it Terra pin Plantation?


    • On could, indeed.
      I would love to see the inside of the Terrapin House.


  2. Well, now we know what today’s Happy Hour Soundtrack will be!


    • Perfect!


  3. I had a pet red eared turtle named Pinky! Very fond of these critters 😀


    • I get a kick out of them, too. There is a person on Etsy who knits turtle cozies – too cute.



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