Aug 14, 2011

Ugdorable or Not?


That's the pig-nosed turtle, Carettochelys insculpta. I learned about it from an article at Australian Geographic which told me all kinds of interesting facts about this species: It's the only surviving member of the family carettochelyidae, it's an evolutionary transition between land and water turtles, and it's very tasty and could go extinct if hunting isn't curtailed.

But they couldn't tell me what I really wanted to know: If I posted this, would a whole bunch of you comment "That's not ugly, that's cute!"?

Inquiringly,
-Wombat (No Relation)

9 comments:

Comment1 said...

It's... sort of... cute...

I'm gonna go with ugly. It's like it's trying to be cute with those big eyes, but I don't think it's working out too well. And it's got a nose like a tapir, which is just weird.

Albertonykus said...

Good blend of both I find.

Gemma Suen said...

I think it's cute, but the photographer took a really bad angle D8

Anonymous said...

I'm leaning toward ugdorable.

A. said...

It looks like turtle + tapir. It is also just plain adorable.

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Well I do think it's cuter than a donkey!

Ugly Animals said...

Nice one! Check out few other turtles in my blog: http://ugly-animals.blogspot.com/search/label/Ugly%20Turtles

Ugly Animals said...

Sorry here is the correct link:

Ugly Turtles

Anonymous said...

Cute! At first I thought it was some kind of mammal I'd never seen before. It's cuter than most reptiles.