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The Adventures of Littlefoot the Great

The Seven Heavenly Virtues: Temperance

pookelucy:

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Temperance was the hardest to figure out. I knew I wanted the color orange, since Temperance is the opposite of Gluttony. The animal is called a box turtle, and was actually orange when I looked it up, lol. Since Temperance means calm, self-control, and balance, I decided to make her a priestess and the background is a beach.

Greed, Wrath, Envy, Pride, Sloth, Lust, Gluttony

Charity, Kindness, Diligence, Humility, Purity, Patience, Temperance

This is beautiful artwork!

satan-in-a-v-neck:

So I went outside to check on my turtles and I find this…
Guys this is not my turtle!
Where the fuck did it come from?
Better question how the fuck did it get in my pen?!?!?



Box turtles are sneaky like that ;) 
Since he is wild, I encourage you to let him continue being wild. Since he got in your pen, that is likely where he wants to be… but I wouldn’t confine him to it since he is not your pet. View Larger

satan-in-a-v-neck:

So I went outside to check on my turtles and I find this…
Guys this is not my turtle!
Where the fuck did it come from?
Better question how the fuck did it get in my pen?!?!?

Box turtles are sneaky like that ;) Since he is wild, I encourage you to let him continue being wild. Since he got in your pen, that is likely where he wants to be… but I wouldn’t confine him to it since he is not your pet.

Important, Urgent Question

mosleymoe:

Does anyone know a safe way of marking box turtle shells?

One of my dad’s patients is on the way out of this world, so we’re taking in her six boxies.

I can tell turtles apart fairly easily, but getting six thrown at me is going to be hard and I’m looking for a way to distinguish them (at least for a week or so).

In the past, we’ve used blue tape to write tortoise names on (pictures exist of my baby desert tortoises stomping around with blue tape on their shells), we’re currently using permanent marker on the torts to help my mom tell them apart.

However, I’ve heard bad things about using permanent marker so I’m looking for a new way! I’ve heard nail polish works.

Any help would be appreciated!

Breeders will usually mark their turtles with a spot of colored paint all in the same spot to be able to tell their turtles apart. If you choose this method, I’d be sure and make sure it is non toxic and that you do not cover a large portion of the shell as that will compromise it.

rhamphotheca:

After being stuck inside most of the day, because of the rains, I got to take the kids in my North American Wildlife camp outside today for a post-rain hike, in the park where I work in Houston, TX. Amongst other cool animals, we encountered this gorgeous male Three-toed Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis) walking amongst the fallen leaves under a live oak. He’s got to be one of the biggest Three-toed box turtles I’ve seen in years. :3