Tuesday, July 24, 2012 By Aaron Brown
The Consumerist has the story of 1,600 turtles who slowly escaped a Georgia turtle farm. Scrap metal thieves apparently absconded with the fencing and, well, turtles be turtles. I like how a turtle escape really is more of a demographic shift than a true "escape." Generations of turtles gradually make their way out into the world, colonizing different areas and cross-breeding with new genetic lines. In this regard, I am reflective of my family's "escape" from Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the early 1900s.
FYI: It's a buyers market for turtles. This guy's resigned disregard to losing his turtle farm population is remarkable.