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If That Turtle Could Speak …

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A turtle has died in India. Ordinarily, this would be of little interest at all, except in this case, the turtle was two hundred and fifty-five years old. That’s not a bad run for a turtle.

Apparently, he was gifted to the British conqueror of India, Robert Clive who died in 1774. This must be a record for a pet surviving its owner. Read more here.

Update Soxblog has a picture. (Last item.)

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March 24, 2006 at 9:55 am

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Bloody ‘ell

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This could be quite a time sink …

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June 11, 2004 at 7:19 am

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