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  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film may have led to East Lancs turtles raidRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago | Lancashire Telegraph

    A WOMAN'S beloved pet turtles may have been stolen due to a surge in their popularity caused by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, an expert has claimed. Samantha Collier, 23, found her unlocked front door partially open on Saturday night, before noticing the lid had been taken off of her aquatic tank.

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  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film may have led to East Lancs turtles raidRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Lancashire Telegraph

    A WOMAN'S beloved pet turtles may have been stolen due to a surge in their popularity caused by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, an expert has claimed. Samantha Collier, 23, found her unlocked front door partially open on Saturday night, before noticing the lid had been taken off of her aquatic tank.

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  3. Five strangest turtle seizures around the globeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | Canada.com

    ... before being rescued by staff. Border officials around the world have witnessed some bizarre attempts to smuggle turtles across state lines as black-market dealers seek to sell the shelled reptiles as prized pets and food. The latest bust in the ...

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  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fans warned not to buy ACTUAL turtles over fears pets will be dumpedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Mirror.co.uk

    The popular characters sparked a terrapin and turtle buying frenzy after the first smash hit movie was released in 1990 - but hundreds were abandoned An animal rights group is warning parents not to give in to pester power and buy a pet turtle following the release of blockbuster film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Hollywood movie hits UK screens on Friday but PETA is urging mums and dads to steer clear of terrapins and turtles amid fears they will be dumped when kids get bored.

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  5. New Ninja Turtle film could lead to THOUSANDS of pet baby terrapins being abandonedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Daily Star

    Marine rescue workers are braced for a repeat of the 1990s craze for buying and dumping the turtles when the new movie is released this month. They say turtles are already been released into the wild where they prey on indigenous species and damage the ecosystem.

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  6. Inventor and InventHelp Client Develops Tank Accessory for TurtlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 11 | PRWeb

    Founded in 1984, InventHelp is working to submit the Bask N Slide to applicable companies for their consideration and possible feedback. "I have pet turtles, and nothing on the market really meets their needs or mine," said an inventor from Rochester, N.Y. "Everything is too bulky and takes up too much space.

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  7. 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Spurs Boom in Turtle Sales, Illegal SmugglingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | Hollywood Reporter

    "Kids, with their imagination, are thinking if they got four of them maybe they'll turn into the ninja turtles" A turtle expert says that sales of pet turtles have spiked by 20 percent in Canada since the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie hit theaters last month. "Kids, with their imagination, are thinking if they got four of them maybe they'll turn into the ninja turtles," Stephen Mark, a former employee with the Ontario parks department, told CBC News, adding that the same spike in demand occurred when the original Turtles movie was released in 1990.

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  8. Man Arrested Attempting to Cross the Border with 51 Turtles Stuffed in His PantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | Inhabitat

    Is that a turtle in your pants or are you just happy to see me? Canadian Kai Xu was caught last month while attempting to smuggle 51 turtles across the border by stuffing and taping the turtles down his pants. Officials saw Xu disappear behind a semi-trailer and when he reappeared, they saw, "irregularly shaped bulges under Xu's sweatpants on both legs."

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  9. 'Rocky'-Themed Road Run in Philadelphia Changes Name for Rights ReasonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | WSJ Media and Advertising

    ... for ideas for a new name. Some early proposals: "Gonna Fly Now 50K," "The Cuff & Link 50K" (reference to Rocky's pet turtles) and "Burning Can 50K" (the flaming barrels that Rocky runs past in the open-air Italian Market in South Philly). One ...

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  10. Box Turtle Rescue - Two QuestionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | Ask MetaFilter

    ... suburbia and that would seem to be a much safer place, but I read that the homing instinct is pretty fierce in box turtles; I really don't want to add any more stress for the creature. Thanks for your help here - I am really out of my depth with ...

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  11. Experts Fear Turtle Buying Craze with Release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles MovieRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | AmmoLand

    With the recent release of the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, turtle biologists at the Arizona Game and Fish Department are concerned the movie will prompt some to purchase turtles as pets only to realize that they require a lot of care and grow large. "Past animal-related movies have prompted trends in pet sales and we expect this movie will do the same," said Cristina Jones, turtles project coordinator for Game and Fish.

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  12. The Middle WifeRead the original story

    Sep 14, 2014 | New Urban Legends

    ... I saw in my own second-grade classroom a few years back. Usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. ...

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  13. Brenda Charpentier's Forest Journal: Snapping turtles survive despite ...Read the original story

    Sep 13, 2014 | UnionLeader.com

    More on NH turtles Common snapping turtles are one of seven turtle species that live in New Hampshire, all of which have at least some protection under state regulations.

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  14. Water you having? Aquarium visitors enjoy extraordinary dinner...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2014 | Daily Mail

    ... to a candlelight dinner party in an underwater tunnel at the Tianjin Haichang Polar Ocean World this week. Fish, sea turtles and other creatures swam around the enthralled visitors as they dined on seafood in the unusual setting. It gives visitors a ...

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  15. Turtles take a break from crime fighting to stroll through New YorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2014 | Mirror.co.uk

    Chris Roland walks his pet turtles Kuka and Cindy every day. Chris tends not to venture into the sewers for Ninja training with his pets and instead gives them a daily walk down the famous Madison Avenue.

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  16. How to not lose your pet turtle as he roams around the house: balloon on a stringRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | Boing Boing

    "No turtles were harmed in the making of this video," says Austin Woods. "One was slightly annoyed, however--he's a grumpy one."

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  17. Rancho Cucamonga approves $250k plan to refill Red Hill Park LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2014 | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

    ... to maintain wildlife, but over the years, it became a dumping ground for residents who no longer wanted their pet turtles and fish. When the city announced plans to drain the lake, there was an outcry from the community about the pond's fate. Many ...

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  18. Search Under Way for North Carolina's Top Youth Volunteers of 2015Read the original story

    Sep 2, 2014 | Business Wire

    ... 14, of Chapel Hill. Molly, North Carolina's top high school volunteer, operates an adoption agency for unwanted pet turtles, and also makes and sells soap products to support native turtles, their habitat and conservation education. Leanne, North ...

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  19. Rancho Cucamonga to address plans to refill Red Hill LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2014 | San Bernardino County Sun

    ... to maintain wildlife, but over the years, it became a dumping ground for residents who no longer wanted their pet turtles and fish. When the lake was drained over several weeks earlier this year, officials removed 500 wildlife species and more than ...

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  20. Movie review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles elevates the art of cinema to new heightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2014 | Independent Weekly

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a ...a ... Now playing Kidding! Yeah, it's not great-but it's not as awful as you've heard.

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