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African turtle hitches ride on pope's plane
reuters ^ | Fri Mar 20, 2009

Posted on 03/20/2009 12:55:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Pope Benedict flew from Cameroon to Angola on Friday with an unusual traveling companion -- a turtle. Just before he left Cameroon, the pope met a group of Baka Pygmies, hunter-gatherers from the country's rain forests. They came to the grounds of the Vatican embassy in the capital Yaounde and gave him the turtle of about 30 cm (one foot) long. The Vatican said it was not yet clear if the turtle -- which has not yet been named -- would be left in Angola or find a new home in the Vatican gardens.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: africa; africanchristians; angola; cameroon; pope; turtle; vatican

1 posted on 03/20/2009 12:55:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Better an African turle than a Kenyan talking donkey.

2 posted on 03/20/2009 12:58:17 PM PDT by max americana
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To: max americana

Ain’t that the truth!

3 posted on 03/20/2009 1:24:24 PM PDT by Merlinator (January 20. 2009, A National Day of Mourning)
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To: JoeProBono

This turtle’s a wuss.

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4 posted on 03/20/2009 2:34:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ( Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

5 posted on 03/20/2009 2:46:41 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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