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Alien found in Scotland

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Alien found in Scotland

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Postby XFool » February 9th, 2024, 5:21 pm

Invasive alligator snapping turtle found in Cumbria

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-68250382

An invasive alligator snapping turtle has been pulled from a Cumbrian tarn.

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Re: Alien found in Scotland

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Postby swill453 » February 9th, 2024, 5:27 pm

Has Cumbria moved?

Scott.

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Re: Alien found in Scotland

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Postby kiloran » February 9th, 2024, 5:28 pm

XFool wrote:Invasive alligator snapping turtle found in Cumbria

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-68250382

An invasive alligator snapping turtle has been pulled from a Cumbrian tarn.

Has somebody moved the border further south?

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Re: Alien found in Scotland

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Postby XFool » February 9th, 2024, 5:32 pm

...Always was hopeless at geography!

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Re: Alien found in Scotland

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Postby DrFfybes » February 9th, 2024, 5:52 pm

In another few months they'll be outnumbering Tory MPs like the Panda was.

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Re: Alien found in Scotland

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Postby kempiejon » February 9th, 2024, 5:58 pm

DrFfybes wrote:In another few months they'll be outnumbering Tory MPs like the Panda was.

They might already. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10576657
An angler fishing for carp at a West Midlands reservoir pulled in a 25kg (four stone) alligator snapping turtle.
& https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-c ... 63903.html
Such is the scale of the problem that 51 terrapins and turtles, from five different species, were recently removed from a single pond in a north London park after the local authority called in a specialist trapper. Two years ago, a colony of 150 of the creatures was removed from the 25 ponds on Hampstead Heath and re-homed at a sanctuary in Tuscany.

Turtles have been found in UK waterways for ages it seems, those articles are from a while back.

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Re: Alien found in Scotland

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Postby 88V8 » February 9th, 2024, 6:55 pm

Soup!

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Re: Alien found in Scotland

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Postby XFool » February 9th, 2024, 7:03 pm

88V8 wrote:Soup!

I wouldn't want to find one of those in my soup! :)

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Re: Alien found in Scotland

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Postby MuddyBoots » February 9th, 2024, 7:39 pm

Ha ha well done you got me twice on this one, it's like a double clickbait :D
First I thought an alien UFO had landed in Scotland. Then I thought it was an alligator-eating turtle !! But it's still a good story.

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Re: Alien found in Scotland

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Postby servodude » February 10th, 2024, 1:17 am

88V8 wrote:Soup!

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Re: Alien found in Scotland

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Postby 88V8 » February 10th, 2024, 10:14 am

Maybe it could find that body they're looking for in the Thames.

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