Dec 25, 2006

Oxymoronic Turtle

Here is a muddy long-necked turtle. That serpentine neck puts paid to the myth that all turtles are ponderously slow beasts. It's used to strike out like a snake at passing fish and tadpoles.

No matter how much I come across it, I just can't get used to the idea of a hunting turtle. It seems oxymoronic, like jumbo shrimp or ugly babies.

Photo courtesy: Cyron Masey


Unknown said...

Go go gadget neck!

Raging Wombat said...

Could this be Dr. Claw's reptilian nemesis?