October 13, 2010 | Be-Bop the Red Eared Slider

October 13, 2010 | Be-Bop the Red Eared Slider

Photo by Julian Clarke '12

3:06 p.m. The biology department’s pet turtle, Be-Bop swims around in her 40-gallon tank in rm. 3002. She chews on a bone for calcium and plays with ping-pong balls to avoid boredom. She eats fish, likes to sit on her turtle dock under the heating lamp, and if you hold her (with teacher’s permission) keep your fingers away from her, she will bite, and wash your hands, because she can give you salmonella poisoning.