Undertoad Friday Jun 21 11:59 AM
6/21/2002: Baby soft-shelled turtle
Happy Friday. This is a two-week-old soft-shelled turtle in Thailand. The Thai are happy about the fact that this is the first one bred in captivity.
It's extremely rare. And that's what you might expect; the adults reach 450 pounds, so what you have there seems to be a massive beast with no natural protection. It probably also tough for them because the Chinese historically believe they are a source of male sexual potency.
xant Friday Jun 21 12:28 PM
You'd think the Chinese would want a hard-shelled turtle for that.
dasviper Friday Jun 21 01:05 PM
Has anyone kept a running tally of exactly how many endangered species the Chinese believe to be aids to potency?
Bitman Friday Jun 21 08:53 PM
It looks like a giant beetle, with circuitry etched on its back. Maybe the Thai are experimenting ...
Torrere Wednesday Jun 26 01:44 AM
Maybe it could also be seen as a symbol of geek potency.
Originally posted by Bitman
with circuitry etched on its back
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