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Authorities Looking For Person Who Tied Turtle To Balloons
CBSLA.com) ^ | August 22, 2012 11:50 PM

Posted on 08/23/2012 9:00:37 AM PDT by BenLurkin

OCEANSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities are looking for suspects in an animal abuse case involving a turtle that was duct-taped to helium balloons.

A resident was outraged by what he saw and videotaped the turtle as it was swinging it arms up in the air.

Soon after, the balloons got caught in some trees and firefighters were able to rescue the reptile.

“I bet it was terrified, dangling back and forth because the wind was pushing it side to side,” said Joel Rabago, who saw the turtle.

“It’s animal abuse. I mean, if you didn’t want the turtle give it away, take it to a pet store. There’s lots of agencies for turtles,” Chanelle Wright said.

Authorities say the person responsible could face animal cruelty charges.


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1 posted on 08/23/2012 9:00:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

At least they didn’t stick a firecracker up its butt.


2 posted on 08/23/2012 9:03:15 AM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: BenLurkin
The turtle didn't look terrified at all in the video. He looked rather stoic, as turtles always do.

Perhaps he volunteered for the mission.

3 posted on 08/23/2012 9:05:14 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Authorities” seem to have too much time on their hands. Isn’t there a real criminal somewhere you could be hunting?

SnakeDoc


4 posted on 08/23/2012 9:05:33 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: BenLurkin

Adds a whole new twist to the “you know he didn’t get there by himself” saying...at least the view’s better than from the top of a fence post!


5 posted on 08/23/2012 9:06:05 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: BenLurkin
I remember ordering turtle soup from a waitress and I told her to make if 'snappy'.:)
6 posted on 08/23/2012 9:06:46 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: BenLurkin
Authorities say the person responsible could face animal cruelty charges....

Except that when officers arrived on the scene, they shot the threatening turtle.

7 posted on 08/23/2012 9:06:50 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: BenLurkin

When a society accepts partial birth abortion, abortion on demand, abortion for minors without parental consent, selective eugenics, doctor-assisted suicide, state-sanctioned euthanasia, honor killings, etc., acts such as this should not come as a surprise.


8 posted on 08/23/2012 9:06:56 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Soon after, the balloons got caught in some trees and firefighters were able to rescue the reptile.”

Congratulations are owed to the firefighters and to the turtle; however, strictly speaking, isn’t a turtle an amphibian rather than a reptile?


9 posted on 08/23/2012 9:07:18 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: MrEdd

“... they shot the threatening turtle:.

Bwahahahaha!


10 posted on 08/23/2012 9:08:28 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Jack Hammer
however, strictly speaking, isn’t a turtle an amphibian rather than a reptile

No, it is a reptiles of the order Testudines.

11 posted on 08/23/2012 9:09:52 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe
Re#8: You have a Very valid point.
12 posted on 08/23/2012 9:09:57 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Jack Hammer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCDshh48ypg


13 posted on 08/23/2012 9:11:10 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Jack Hammer
I love turtles. Yumm.
14 posted on 08/23/2012 9:12:34 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: BenLurkin

I bet it was quidam.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 9:14:37 AM PDT by OwenKellogg
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To: dead

“The turtle didn’t look terrified at all in the video. He looked rather stoic, as turtles always do.”

More than stoic, I would go so far as to say heroic. Brave turtle, a pioneer of reptilian aviation, Testudines Aviator!

“Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds...and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of...wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up, the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, nor even eagle flew.
And while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space...
...put out my hand, and touched the face of God.”


16 posted on 08/23/2012 9:18:52 AM PDT by ThirdMate
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To: BenLurkin

I hope my tax dollars are not being wasted on this sh@@.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 9:23:07 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: BenLurkin

I know it was cruel, but I can just see in my mind a very curious 9-year old doing an “experiment” without thinking of the consequences to the turtle. He may not have even believed the balloon could cary the turtle’s weight.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 9:28:08 AM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe
When a society accepts partial birth abortion, abortion on demand, abortion for minors without parental consent, selective eugenics, doctor-assisted suicide, state-sanctioned euthanasia, honor killings, etc., acts such as this should not come as a surprise.

Actually yes. It has been my experience over the years that people treat "dumb" animals better than they treat their own progeny.

19 posted on 08/23/2012 9:34:52 AM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like he made history for turtle kind as being the first to fly.


20 posted on 08/23/2012 9:34:52 AM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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To: BenLurkin
As kids we used to recruit lizards for astronaut duty and launch them in Estes Rockets with the clear capsule. They were a bit dazed upon re-entry but always ran off within a minute of touchdown.


21 posted on 08/23/2012 9:41:20 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: BenLurkin

“It’s animal abuse. I mean, if you didn’t want the turtle give it away, take it to a pet store. There’s lots of agencies for turtles,” Chanelle Wright said.

...spoken like a true lib. My next question would be, “do you or have you ever contributed money or time to these ‘turtle agencies’? I’ll bet not oh great protector of all that is turtle.”


22 posted on 08/23/2012 9:46:20 AM PDT by albie
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To: BenLurkin

I hope to God they DO find these creeps. Nothing FUNNY about this story at all. Cruelty to animals plain and simple.


23 posted on 08/23/2012 9:47:30 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: BenLurkin

I hope to God they DO find these creeps. Nothing FUNNY about this story at all. Cruelty to animals plain and simple.


24 posted on 08/23/2012 9:47:33 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: BenLurkin

Turtles aren’t smart enough to be “terrified”, but that’s still a mean thing to do.


25 posted on 08/23/2012 9:52:19 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: BenLurkin

Set the turtle free
Duct taped in the tree

Under boughs
Denied the ground

OWS
You let me down

Darts game
Humiliating shame

Turtle fair
Empty air

Democratic shame


26 posted on 08/23/2012 9:54:22 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: SolidRedState

that only works really well with frogs ;-)


27 posted on 08/23/2012 9:54:58 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Jack Hammer
... strictly speaking, isn’t a turtle an amphibian rather than a reptile?

Clearly the turtle is an aviator.

28 posted on 08/23/2012 9:57:44 AM PDT by Jeff F
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To: markman46

Tadpoles. Garden hose. Full blast. Vapor.
I’m glad I never did THAT.


29 posted on 08/23/2012 9:58:44 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Jack Hammer

“isn’t a turtle an amphibian rather than a reptile?”

No, turtles are reptiles.

Frogs and salamanders are amphibians.


30 posted on 08/23/2012 9:59:46 AM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: KeyLargo

This picture is inaccurate. There were totally NOT five turltles! :)


31 posted on 08/23/2012 10:02:13 AM PDT by GreatestGuyIKnow (It is hard to fail. It is even worse to have never tried to succeed. - Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: BenLurkin

Nope, it wasn't me. All I ever sent up was my second cousin Festus.

Turtles are for soup, second cousins like Festus are for practical jokes.

32 posted on 08/23/2012 10:03:18 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: InsidiousMongo
"Looks like he made history for turtle kind as being the first to fly."

Not exactly true, but perhaps the first to survive the experience...


33 posted on 08/23/2012 10:04:57 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: BenLurkin

I can see this going viral and developing into a national anonymous turtle launching craze. Animal abuse? How abusive is turtle soup ?


34 posted on 08/23/2012 10:06:12 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: BenLurkin

I went to a psychic not long ago and asked her if Obama was going to be defeated in the November election. She said: “When turtle fly......”


35 posted on 08/23/2012 10:07:44 AM PDT by Donkey Odious (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: BenLurkin

I went to a psychic not long ago and asked her if Obama was going to be defeated in the November election. She said: “When turtles fly......”


36 posted on 08/23/2012 10:08:06 AM PDT by Donkey Odious (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: BenLurkin
First "Balloon Turtle" a kin to the Post turtle.
37 posted on 08/23/2012 10:08:05 AM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: BenLurkin

Was it Flo or Eddie?


38 posted on 08/23/2012 10:09:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

39 posted on 08/23/2012 10:11:48 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: BenLurkin; Daffynition; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro
A resident was outraged by what he saw and videotaped the turtle as it was swinging it arms up in the air.


40 posted on 08/23/2012 10:17:01 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel

Oh, memories!


41 posted on 08/23/2012 10:22:34 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
Don't turtles withdraw their limbs and head into their shell when they're frightened?

This one didn't seem to do it. Puzzling.

42 posted on 08/23/2012 10:22:39 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: lefty-lie-spy

never did that one lol


43 posted on 08/23/2012 10:24:48 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: KeyLargo

Thanks for making me spit my beer all over the curtains. The animal rights whackos should be very happy over this. The first turtle free flight should be commemorated on a postal stamp!


44 posted on 08/23/2012 10:31:40 AM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: BenLurkin
I can still remember their voices, and I haven't even wandered over to Youtube [yet] for a trip down Memory Lane.

Touché Away!

45 posted on 08/23/2012 10:32:40 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: gr8eman

The POTUS had a 'Flying Turtle' once.

46 posted on 08/23/2012 10:49:38 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: BenLurkin

And that is exactly why my parents would cut off their own legs before letting a can of helium in our home in the sixties. A turtle would have been a good start if my brothers and I got ahold of it.


47 posted on 08/23/2012 10:53:50 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am NOT from Vermont. I am from MA. And I don't support Romney. Please read before "assuming.")
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To: BenLurkin

In the early days of the space program all sorts of critters were sent up, including chimpanzees, and a dog. The chimps, we are assured made it back. Not so the dog (USSR). This was a much shorter flight...


48 posted on 08/23/2012 11:10:30 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: HamiltonJay

Mmmmm, coconut frog! With a splash of Jamaican salsa!?! just delicious.


49 posted on 08/23/2012 11:17:59 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

"We use only the finest baby frogs, dew-picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in the finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope, and lovingly frosted with glucose."

50 posted on 08/23/2012 11:20:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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