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Urban Diary

Never judge a book by its cover… or its shell

I’ll have mine scrambled, please (photo by author)

There it was, a minute dark dot on the lush foliage. Like the rest of us, basking in the late August sun. Unlike the rest of us, though, this innocent-looking reptile posed a threat to the pond life around it.

Not that I knew about it at first. It was only later on that I found out terrapins are a menace to birds’ eggs and insect larvae…

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