Skip to comments.Clemson student's turtle project takes dark twist
Posted on 12/30/2012 9:17:31 AM PST by ZULU
CLEMSON, S.C. Clemson University student Nathan Weaver just wanted to put together a project to help figure out the best way to assist turtles in crossing the road. But he also ended up with a peek into the dark souls of some human beings.
Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/12/27/4507782/clemson-students-turtle-project.html#storylink=cpy
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There are threads for babies and the occasional thread for turtles........THIS one is for turtles....
If you were to reread my initial post it was indeed relevant to the discussion of turtles, let me expound upon my initial point. In the natural order of things human beings are more complex organisms than our reptilian friends. As a species if we are capable of culling our own then why would we be surprised when we show disregard for a creature that is clearly inferior to ourselves. This is a commentary on human nature and is relevant to the point of the article which addresses “human beings darker nature.”
Roads are for automobiles. It’s up to everything and everybody else using the roads to adapt.
2 pounds boneless turtle meat
3 cups water
1 medium onion, quartered
1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped
½ large bell pepper, coarsely chopped
2 bay leaves
⅛ teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
½ cup chopped bell pepper
½ cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
5 cups reserved turtle stock
½ cup red wine
¼ cup dry sherry
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon hot sauce
¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoon flour
¼ cup minced parsley
¼ cup minced green onions
2 boiled eggs, peeled & chopped
4 tablespoon dry sherry
Combine turtle meat, water, quartered onion, celery, bell pepper, 2 bay leaves, ⅛ teaspoon cracked black pepper, and 1 teaspoon minced garlic in a 4-quart pot. Bring to boil, lower fire to medium and simmer for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Drain stock through mesh strainer, reserving stock in bowl. Allow meat to cool, then separate from rest of ingredients discarding everything but the turtle meat. Coarse chop the meat and set aside.
Heat butter in pot, add onions, celery, bell pepper and garlic. Sauté for 10 minutes over medium fire. Add thyme, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes and continue to cook until water from tomatoes evaporates.
Add tomato sauce, 5 cups reserved turtle stock, red wine, sherry, salt, hot sauce, cracked pepper, bay leaves and Worcestershire sauce. Cover pot and simmer for 30 minutes over medium fire.
In small sauté pan heat butter until melted over medium-low fire. Place melted butter in a bowl and stir in flour until completely blended. Whisk butter-flour roux into soup and allow soup to simmer for 1 minute until blended and soup thickens slightly.
Add turtle meat, cover pot and cook for additional 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Mince boiled eggs and set aside. Stir parsley and green onions into turtle soup.
Divide turtle soup between 4 bowls and top each with minced egg and 1 tablespoon dry sherry.
Most roads are covered under common law ‘right-of-way’, which predates the automobile. That’s one reason why interstates are a ‘national defense’ program, so that non-motorized traffic can be kept off, which couldn’t be done otherwise.
Whatever keeps non-motorized traffic off the roads is fine with me.
Sometimes those critters change direction while you’re trying to steer around them, and they end up running right under the wheel.
Thanks. I love snapper stew. But there is a big difference between harvesting an animal for food and gratuitously,needlessly and brutally snuffing out a life
Never let an “accident” go to waste!
They swarm across the road near Sandbar State Park by the dozens. Pretty cool to see them all crossing the road.
Thanks I do remember that commercial.
The one and only time I’ve ever hit an animal was a possum in a 40 mph zone.
It was right at dusk, I was already going ~45, and the turkey behind me was trying to go 48-50...IOW, aggressively tailgating me so close he was nearly making bumper to bumper contact. There was a car in the other lane, no room to swerve, stop, or even slow down, and it bolted out of the trees at the side of the road.
I felt awful about it, but the only choices I had were hit it or go off the road and potentially into someone’s house, literally, or at the very least destroy the car and possibly kill myself.
I stop and get the animal off the road. Usually do the same thing for snakes if they are not venomous.
When my wife was a teacher, she heard her students bragging about a game they play. They have a contest to see who can kill the most dogs or cats in a night. I told her not to tell me who these kids were. I didn’t want to end up in prison.
I do, however, kill venomous spiders or mosquitoes in the house. Flies, too.
This presumably includes such lit decorations as Christmas creches, Santy Clauses, and Rudolph's shiny red nose....maybe even Halloween pun'kins.
Scientists believe that the directionally-challenged little shelled darlings confuse porch lights and other illuminations with the moon.....and their radar (or whatever it's called) gets confused and throws them completely off their appointed rounds to the water.
Naturally, Rush is the Great Turtle Monster to the libs for utilizing his oratorial talents publicly on this situation which affects his neighborhood....comments which are pithy....and not exactly Winston Turtillian.
I put a 1" stick in front of it, which it promptly bit, lifted it by the stick and carried it off the road.
I then told Ms. Turtle Lover to wait for the police so that she could explain why she caused a 5 car accident.
According to my math 98.231% of the drivers did not hit the turtle.
Just saw a commercial on “safe” drivers stopping for squirrels. Like I tell my kids, if there is an animal in the middle of your lane - aim for the animal. Safely brake if no one is right behind you. My wife slammed on the brakes for a rabbit as a teen and put her car in the ditch and busted up her face some.
Sounds like we need a ban on cars with automatic transmissions. And with gas tanks that hold more than 3 gallons. < /lib>