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You can’t make these up: “Sprouts make turtles flatulent too”

A Norfolk aquarium has taken action to prevent flatulence from a Brussels sprout-eating turtle from triggering overflow alarms. The Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre has lowered the water level in George the green turtle’s tank, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Staff at the centre give George a seasonal treat of Brussel sprouts at Christmas to provide a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals and fibre.

But turtles, like humans, are prone to heavy bouts of flatulence after eating the vegetables.

via Ananova – Sprouts make turtles flatulent too.


December 17, 2009 - Posted by | animals, Strange jobs | , ,

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