WATCH OUT FOR RARE AND ENDANGERED TURTLES CROSSING THE ROAD -- Especially CUTE ONES !

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    There's a good reason for posting these signs along the mountain roads of northern Okinawa.

    TURTLE SOUP, HERE WE COME !!! --- www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/7613727362/in/photostream

    The WIDER VIEW : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/7325682318/

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    1. MissMyloko 32 months ago | reply

      Don't hurt the Ryuukyuu Mountain Turtles? We have signs like this near me, except for a different type of turtle and not as cute ^^

    2. Okinawa Soba 32 months ago | reply

      Ha ! Glad to know that Turtles are being watched over in Canada was well. As for "cute", they try to make everything as cute as possible around here ! ;-)

    3. Posteriormente [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

      I think I would use a t-shirt with the design of the sign plate.

    4. Okinawa Soba 32 months ago | reply

      You are right ! It would make a great T-Shirt design. As for me, I think I'll see If I can find a T-Shirt with this sign on it :

      www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/7612576092/

      ;-)

    5. jimoneilalaska (AKA: Jim O'Neil on ipernity) 32 months ago | reply

      Quite cool. Personally I like the tanuki crossing signs.

    6. Okinawa Soba 32 months ago | reply

      Tanuki ??? Not on Oki !!!

    7. jimoneilalaska (AKA: Jim O'Neil on ipernity) 32 months ago | reply

      No, no, not on Oki, In Japan proper, -or perhaps I should say, proper Japan. :-)

    8. WolfyD 32 months ago | reply

      what's yamagama ヤマガマ?I'm resorting to laziness on this, apologies. It also seems strange for ryukyu to be in katakana. I'll assume it's turtle or something like that, considering the bold kanji above, which must portray something like caution.

    9. Okinawa Soba 32 months ago | reply

      That would be ヤマ ガメ (not ガマ). Yama is MOUNTAIN. Ga-me in TURTLE. Kanji is 山 亀 ! I added a view variant tags over on the side.

      The bold at the top says OUDAN CHUUI. Oudan is 横断 and means "Crossing". Chuui is the common "Warning" or "Alert" seen on a million other signs all over the place.

      So, it's a [Turtle] Crossing Alert ! LOOK OUT !

    10. WolfyD 32 months ago | reply

      Oops, miss read that. Hopefully the turtles don't miss read it too, how else will they know where to cross the road.

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