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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:06 PM
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Save the Terrapins!
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:13 PM
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1. The fuckers have their own station. Why don't they go there?
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:23 PM
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3. The students will put them in their stew.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:21 PM
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2. Aww...what a cute little one...


...While protective legislation is now in place, the terrapin's population has a long way to go to rebound from previous overharvesting.

Today, the diamondback terrapin is faced by a number of threats: destruction of its coastal marsh habitat; automobiles (that run over turtles crossing the road to lay eggs); boat propellers; and raccoons, muskrats, skunks, and crows that eat the turtle's eggs. While it is doubtful that the diamondback terrapin will ever recover from its decimation for terrapin soup, this fascinating reptile is making a comeback in some areas.

The word "terrapin" is derived from the Algonquian Indian word "torope" ...
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:30 PM
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4. 75% decline in 20 years in the Patuxent River (Chesapeake Tributary)...
Continuing to allow commercial fishing of terrapins, especially with demand at higher-than-ever rates internationally, will increase the decline.
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