Turtle Tail 12/05/10
by Karen Wynn
(Buffalo, NY, USA)
I found my larger water turtle dragging the smaller one along the bottom of the tank. When I looked closer, the tail of the larger one was inside the others anus.
I tried to pull them apart in the water,but the smaller one had it's mouth open and was looking pale.
Next, I placed them on the counter,to disengage them, but each one bit me and I put them back in thier tank.
Within another 2 min or so, the tail came out and a blackish sac type thing prolapsed from the anus of the smaller one that was penetrated.
I touched the sac gently and the turtle retracted it.
What in God's name is going on?