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AZ Game and Fish concerned 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' will create turtle-buying

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AZ Game and Fish concerned 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' will create turtle-buying

By Stella Inger. CREATED Aug 12, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV -- If your child watched 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and fell in love with its reptile stars, think twice before you bring a real one into your home. Biologists at Arizona Game and Fish are worried that many moviegoers will go out and buy turtles as pets-- not realizing how much care they need. They say every year hundreds of pet turtles are released into ponds when owners no longer want them. A lot of people buy the turtles not realizing how big they will eventually grow. Game and Fish encourages anyone to research the turtles first before buying them.
 

Stella Inger

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Stella Inger anchors the 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 PM news with Guy Atchley. When not working, Stella loves to volunteer in her community. She enjoys working with children and helping homeless animals find loving homes.