SINCE WE ALWAYS HAVE NEW MEMBERS - HERE ARE THE RULES - YOU CAN ONLY GUESS 1X BEFORE NYACK COMES BACK WITH THE ANSWERS AS TO WHICH LETTERS ARE CORRECT.
HOWEVER IF YOU REALLY THINK YOU KNOW THE ANSWER - YOU CAN GUESS - BUT PLEASE DON'T GUESS UNLESS YOU ARE PRETTY SURE - IT MESSES THINGS UP IF YOU GUESS PART OF IT AND NOT ALL OF IT - THEN I NEVER KNEW WHAT LETTERS TO TAKE OFF ETC. HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE!
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HIYA, Your Majesty. How about an R, please, thank you.
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T please Nyack.
I would like to buy a vowel.... How about an E?? thank you.
Hi everyone H please Nyack Thanx ) )
R, T, E
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An S please, Nyack.
Is it a Leatherback Sea Turtle.
Congratulations Brenda Great Job!
No- not a Leatherback, Brenda
R, T, E, S
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How about a V, your Excellency par excellent? thank you!
R, T, E, S, V
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An L please, Your Excellency.
R, T, E, S, V, L
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How about a good ole X, your Magnificence. thank you
OK i will try...IndoChinese Box Turtle.
Tell Tesco Stop Selling Live Turtles
HIYA Brenda C.. Way to go, girlie, way to go!! YAY!!
Nyack, petition signed back in March already. Thank you.
Indochinese Box Turtle
Classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List 2002, and listed on Appendix II of CITES
The Indochinese box turtle is a strikingly mottled freshwater turtle. The high-domed carapace has alternating areas of yellowish cream and dark brown stripes that radiate out from the middle of the shell. The chin and throat are also yellow/cream, whilst the pointed head has a short snout and is yellowish grey. As with all members of this genus there are hinges at both ends of the plastron, which enable these turtles to fully seal themselves within their shell. This ability has given rise to the common name of box turtle.
This species has a fairly small range, encompassing north Vietnam and Hainan Island, China.
Inhabits bushy, upland woodland and forests found at high elevations.
ndochinese box turtles are one of the most terrestrial species of box turtles, and are able to survive long periods without water. The warm colours and diffusing pattern of the carapace provide effective camouflage on the forest floor. This species is fairly shy and nervous, retreating readily into its shell when disturbed. Very little else is known about the ecology of wild populations.
Freshwater turtles in South East Asia face a number of threats, principally habitat alteration and human exploitation. Forests are being cleared and watercourses altered in the process of cultivating the land for human use, which is often achieved at the detriment of the turtles' natural habitat. Another major threat to the survival of this species comes from the pet trade; between 1989 and 94 almost 33,000 specimens of the genus Corus (Asian box turtles) were imported into the United States. An additional threat may come from the increasing demand for turtles for food and medicines, especially in China.
More information is urgently needed on the distribution and behaviour of this shy box turtle. The Indochinese box turtle is listed on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species -CITES- but trade remains one of the key features of its decline. More data on distribution of this species is vital if a comprehensive conservation plan is to be established.
Already signed, they are lovely turtles. Thanks Nyack.
Hiya RC, thanks for being pleased for me. It's good to have you in the team, you are so enthusiastic!
Congratulations Again Brenda Imagine that I congratulated you on your first guess....so happy you got the right answer anyways Giggle ...By the way does your Avatar match your personality...It is so cute and sweet, it makes my day every time I see it Mine matches mine( feisty he he he ) Oh by the way, I signed the petition and noted all the great information Nyack Thanx
Should know with this group, only takes a few guesses and just got here to late! Outstanding information Nyack thank you ~ Signed the petition in March!
May all of you have a Blessed Weekend! Again, little Koala, Brenda (doing a happy dance for you! xx) Miss Smarty Pants Congratulations...Hugs to all of you guys! Fun Game dear Nyack!
Barbara yes I am cute and sweet(well most of the time)! Love your Avatar, agree with your thoughts on it! Thank you.
Cute dance Mm thanks! Couldn't sleep last night it was so hot, I came on my Laptop that's why I got the answer early.
Have a good weekend everybody!
Hi Marilyn I just had to make a comment on your cutsey little ladies....here it comes, they sure are cutsey Hugggs Barb ) ) )
oh he he he ~ Signing off, but you made me giggle! xx
Brenda, you cutie little koala bear....CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You got the answer to a really hard one.
Signed the petition, Nyack. Thanks for the informative details about a really interesting turtle.
Petition Signed. Thanks Nyack. Congratulation Brenda
Thanks Lynn and Joan.