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Re: Strange but True ?
« Reply #15 on: February 29, 2012, 02:01:46 AM »
Freshwater Terrapins
 
Corfu is home to two species of freshwater or pond terrapins - Emys Orbicularis and the rarer Mayremys Caspica Rivulata. Both can grow up to 10-12 inches long and like to hide in the vegetation at the water's edge.

There is another species, although it is an escapee from captivity. I photographed some Red-Eared Terrapins (Trachemys scripta elegans) in a stream near Agios Georgios Pagi.   This species is an animal new to the fauna of Europe. Originally from south-eastern USA, it has become a popular pet in Europe in the last decades. The terrapins reach a length of more than 20 cm - too large for sensitive pet owners, so they often release them.

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Re: Strange but True ?
« Reply #16 on: February 29, 2012, 02:16:54 AM »
That's fantastic information Dennis.

I think we need a Nature Catagory?

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Re: Strange but True ?
« Reply #17 on: February 29, 2012, 05:57:50 PM »
Steve referred to the Mole Cricket in an earlier post on this thread..........if you go to my Gallery you will find a photo of one I found away from his tunnel last year.

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Re: Strange but True ?
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2012, 01:05:39 AM »
Stevie

I dug out the photos of the Red-Eared Turtle which I saw in a stream near Agios Georgios:

       

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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2012, 07:17:08 PM »
Great photo Dennis !

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Re: Strange but True ?
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2012, 09:36:56 PM »
Ban on Smoking

The first (unsuccessful) anti-smoking legislation in Greece was passed in 1856 amid fears that civil servants could cause fires in their offices.

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In 1856 now that really is a strange one!!!! Today its still the same....
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Re: Strange but True ?
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2012, 10:22:19 PM »
Welcome to the site Fiona,

Glad to see you are having a good look around.

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