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If a turtle loses its shell, is he naked, or homeless?

Asked by shego (11093points) January 17th, 2011 from iPhone

Just wondering.
Edit- Hypothetically if the turtle could be removed from the shell without harm.
There were no turtles harmed in the asking of the question

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Randy's avatar

The shell is part of the turtle’s skin so if he lost it, he’d be dead.

mindful's avatar

The question made me chuckle and the answer made me sad! Good to know a definte answer tho as I do know some turtles lol.

lillycoyote's avatar

Yes, he’d kind of be skinless. Much more serious than merely being naked or homeless.

leftt's avatar

He would be naked, because if he lived in a tank, or on an island, it’d still be there, right?

ucme's avatar

He’s fucked! Royally so.

nebule's avatar

both :-(

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CyanoticWasp's avatar

A turtle who lost his shell would be lunch. Probably for a carrion bird – or another turtle, or crab or crawfish.

erichw1504's avatar

He’s just going commando.

josie's avatar

Dead. His shell is part of his spinal column.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I suppose he’d be naked and homeless. And maybe feel just a little vulnerable…

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gm_pansa1's avatar

She would be naked and homeless. How sad. :(

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