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  1. '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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  2. 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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  3. '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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  4. Box Turtle Rescue - Two QuestionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 18 | 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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  5. Experts Fear Turtle Buying Craze with Release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles MovieRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 18 | 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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  6. The Middle WifeRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 14 | 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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  7. Brenda Charpentier's Forest Journal: Snapping turtles survive despite ...Read the original story

    Saturday Sep 13 | 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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  8. Water you having? Aquarium visitors enjoy extraordinary dinner...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 6 | 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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  9. Turtles take a break from crime fighting to stroll through New YorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 5 | 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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  10. How to not lose your pet turtle as he roams around the house: balloon on a stringRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 3 | 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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  11. Rancho Cucamonga approves $250k plan to refill Red Hill Park LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 2 | 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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  12. Search Under Way for North Carolina's Top Youth Volunteers of 2015Read the original story

    Tuesday Sep 2 | 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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  13. Rancho Cucamonga to address plans to refill Red Hill LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 1 | 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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  14. 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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  15. Experts fear a ninja movie bump in pet turtle sales, million-dollar prize in Atlantic City fishing contest and more: Outdoor InsiderRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2014 | PennLive.com

    With the release of the movie "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," turtle biologists 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.

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  16. Risky reptilesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2014 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    ... from danger. It was found in Wainiha Valley, Kauai, in 2004. As the much-anticipated, new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie rolled into theaters last week, young fans are clamoring for plastic swords, blue bandannas and (foam) throwing stars. ...

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  17. How 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Went From In-Joke to BlockbusterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 | RollingStone

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is currently the number-one movie in America - a development largely viewed like it's a plot by the evil Shredder himself.

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  18. 8-13 Scoot Show 8pm, Top 8 @ 8Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2012 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    ... very tasty. Number seven on tonight's list of the top eight at eight. The popularity of the new teenage mutant ninja turtles movie. Has sparked an interest in kids warning their parents to buy that little pet turtles. Movies often inspire kids to ...

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  19. Fish and Game Department warns that ninja turtles are not petsRead the original story

    Aug 13, 2014 | TheCelebrityCafe

    After the release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles , fish and game departments have been forced to make statements against recommending turtles as pets.

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  20. Teenage girl devastated after pet turtles are stolenRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2014 | KREM-TV Spokane

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- A teenage girl was left heartbroken Tuesday after she woke up to find her pet turtles were missing.

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