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Out on a Limb by Tsisqua-Ugidali Out on a Limb by Tsisqua-Ugidali
Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines (or Chelonii) characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield. "Turtle" may refer to the order as a whole (American English) or to fresh-water and sea-dwelling testudines (British English).
The order Testudines includes both extant (living) and extinct species. The earliest known members of this group date from 157 million years ago, making turtles one of the oldest reptile groups and a more ancient group than snakes or crocodilians. Of the 327 known species alive today, some are highly endangered.

Turtles are ectotherms—animals commonly called cold-blooded—meaning that their internal temperature varies according to the ambient environment. However, because of their high metabolic rate, leatherback sea turtles have a body temperature that is noticeably higher than that of the surrounding water.
Turtles are classified as amniotes, along with other reptiles, birds, and mammals. Like other amniotes, turtles breathe air and do not lay eggs underwater, although many species live in or around water.
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miirex Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice picture
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing picture 
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Tsisqua-Ugidali Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You´re so welcome Bliss 
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AStoKo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
 Super!  Dango Can Fly 
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Tsisqua-Ugidali Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Professional Photographer
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WagmoreBarkless Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Western Pond Turtle?
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Tsisqua-Ugidali Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Professional Photographer
Yes
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finhead4ever Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
awesome photo!
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Tsisqua-Ugidali Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Professional Photographer
Oh thanks... he was just there posing for me. 
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