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turtles above treeline

Postby d_baker » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:04 pm

I hiked Pikes Peak last month, and saw a big ass turtle near Devils Playground.

Has anyone else seen turtles that high? Or any other odd animals above treeline?

Just curious.....

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Re: turtles above treeline

Postby AndYouSeeMe » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:24 pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2011/03/29/tortoise-colorado-springs-zoo-stolen_n_842089.html

Missing from the Cheyenne Zoo since last year, says he was last seen in The Loft so he must have climbed Longs and is finally down to attempt Pikes. Going for record of slowest 14er finisher I guess :)

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Re: turtles above treeline

Postby rking007 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:29 pm

Maybe it was this guy from Neverending Story?

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Re: turtles above treeline

Postby tmathews » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:35 pm

I dunno, but I don't think I'd want to see an ass turtle. :-s

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Re: turtles above treeline

Postby SilverLynx » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:38 pm

tmathews wrote:I dunno, but I don't think I'd want to see an ass turtle. :-s

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Re: turtles above treeline

Postby MountainHiker » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:47 pm

Turtles might make good trail food!
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Re: turtles above treeline

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:49 pm

I was in the pool!!!!!
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Re: turtles above treeline

Postby Taillon75 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:23 pm

really

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Re: turtles above treeline

Postby JenGa » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:44 pm

tmathews wrote:I dunno, but I don't think I'd want to see an ass turtle. :-s


Coincidentally (or maybe not...), the missing tortoise from the zoo is named Butti (Boo-tee).

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Re: turtles above treeline

Postby dmccool » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:48 pm

its_not_a_tuba wrote:I was in the pool!!!!!


Nice "frightened turtle" reference.
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Re: turtles above treeline

Postby rking007 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:53 pm

JGarrison wrote:
tmathews wrote:I dunno, but I don't think I'd want to see an ass turtle. :-s


Coincidentally (or maybe not...), the missing tortoise from the zoo is named Butti (Boo-tee).


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