Sunday, August 2, 2009

Nipped by a musk turtle

I did not know that there are musk turtles around here or that they can nip a dog. But today during our walk Elli found one and she would just not leave it alone. Well, in return she got nipped on her nose. The little turtle was quite aggressive.

I moved it onto the other side of our enclosure, but the turtle left a surprisingly strong scent. Pups were in the same area two hours later and were fascinated by the scent. No wonder that the turtles are also called "stinkpot" turtles.

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