Endangered turtle to be probed!
Posted by Dahan on Thu 19 Jun 2003 - 19:12
The Australian reports that a male Lavarack's turtle, originally thought to be extinct, was recently found in Queensland, Australia. In addition to its rarity, scientists are eager to examine the turtle for another reason: its species breathes through its cloaca--its rear orifice. "Over the next few days the 1kg turtle will be measured from top to toe and then suffer a more intrusive inspection. Scientists will stick a camera-headed fibre-optic cable into his cloaca to see how his breathing apparatus works."
Message from the tutle: I came out here to prove that I wasn't extinct and 'this' is how I'm treated!? They could at least warm the damn thing up first.
Well if you can get the turtle to TALK out of its ass too...it'll fit in great with my friends ;)
A NATURAL POLITICIAN!
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