Posts Tagged ‘turtle’

The Pig-Nosed Turtles of Golden Gate Park are Aptly Named

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Sometimes in Golden Gate Park you can see pig-nosed turtles weighing up to 30 pounds.

Like this ugly customer:

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Do some people abandon pets at Golden Gate Park?

Yes, some people do.

YOLO: Crush the Turtle Enjoys Life in Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

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The Suessian World of Grand View Park – Also Known as Turtle Hill – You’re in a World of Chert

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

I suppose it kind of  looks like a turtle:




Know Your 100-Pound Snapping Turtles of Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

[UPDATE: Oh, it’s a common snapping turtle. See comments.]

This big critter looks to made of 100% muscle.

Take care you don’t run into it in Golden Gate Park on a dread sunny day:

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(Just guessing here, alligator snapping turtle Macrochelys temminckii?)

Snap snap!

April 20th = 420 Day: Crush Jr., a Red-Eared Slider in Golden Gate Park, Has the Munchies Real Bad

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

It’s not just hippies what get baked in Golden Gate Park on April 20th every year – it’s turtles as well.

As seen at Stow Lake:

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Turtle-dude, you are sooooo high, man.

A Red-Eared Slider Gets Totally Pwned by a Great Blue Heron in Golden Gate Park

Monday, March 7th, 2011

First it was all like this:

But then it was all like this:

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See what I mean? Pwned!

How wude, huh?

Hands Across the Sand / Slash Oil a Huge Success at Dreary Ocean Beach

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

This is what Hands Across the Sand looked like today over at less-foggy-than-expected Ocean Beach way out there in western San Francisco.

“Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA – Ocean Beach across from the Beach Chalet, 1000 Great Highway Joining hands at noon. The Ocean beach event includes spelling out a large “Don’t Drill” using people to make the letters. It will photographed from the air. Be there by 10:30 for that.”

Yes, that’s media hound Frank Chu in there:

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We’ll just have to wait to see the photos from the air. (Did they use a petroleum-burning twirlypopper to take the photo, or maybe they used a kite? We’ll have to wait and see…)

[UPDATE: They used a twirlypopper, a Robinson actually, which is kind of a helicopter. A Republican one, ironically, from the Frank D. Robinson Helicopter company. Let’s see here, Robinson‘s delivered something like 900 choppers so far and they’ve only had 262+(!) fatal accidents, per the Wiki. Wow. Also, it would be nice if this R44 model had inflatable floats for over-water operations, but oh well. A kite, and a DSLR (plus a surfboard, if necessary) also could have worked, by the way. I know it would have been less exciting…]

The Pig-Nosed Turtles of Golden Gate Park Really Do Have Piggy Noses

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Here’s what you do – you go over to Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, somewhere near Heron Island, and start up your pig call. Soooo-weeeee! And soon you’ll see pig-nosed turtles, weighing up to 30 pounds.

Like this ugly customer. Click to expand.

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Do some people abandon pets at Golden Gate Park?

Yes, some people do.

Creative San Francisco Motorist Uses Pizza Box to Repair Broken Window

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

The plaintive wail from the owner of this green Ford Ranger pickup on the mean streets of NOPA / Western Addition:

“EVERYTHING HAS BEEN STOLEN ALREADY. [Sobbing Ninja Turtle icon, possibly Leonardo.] DON’T BOTHER!”

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The Exotic, Invasive Red-Eared Slider Turtles of Golden Gate Park

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Here are your clues about whether your turtle is a red-eared slider – does it slide off of rocks into the water when you get too close and does it have red where you’d expect it to have ears, as shown? Well then, you’ve got yourself an exotic, invasive animule that doesn’t belong in Golden Gate Park.

The best place to see these critters is Golden Gate Park – here’s one from Stow Lake.

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Bad turtle! That’s a bad turtle, go away!