Hello again everyone.
Imagine standing in a swamp in southeastern Oklahoma, up to your hips in muck. It’s humid and buggy, and a monotonous hum fills the air. What’s going on? A vibrator is being applied to a turtle to determine his/her sex. Yes, that is what I thought.
So why would a person be doing this? For research, of course.
It seems that determining the sex of a turtle is no easy trick. You can’t just catch a glance of his/her genitals. They are hidden inside the shell. And turtles are apparently very private. They only “expose” themselves while involved in the big nasty.
Researchers discovered that by applying a vibrator to the correct spot, it was possible to cause a turtle to expose himself. This made it much easier to determine the turtle’s gender.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned.