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Old 15-10-2014, 08:19   #571
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Tortoises are a family of land-dwelling turtles in the order Testudines. Contrary to popular belief, tortoises are in fact turtles rather than part of a separate group
I didn't know that, I always thought they were like toads and frogs, one amphib, one land only.
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you are dead right

time to get the thread back !

FYI it is not illegal sail with fire arms on board,but it is illegal NOT to declare them when arriving in a foreign port.

certain types of weapons like fully automatic machine guns and assult rifles are illegal,but generally revolvers,automatic pistols,hunting rifles,and semi automatic rifles as well as pump action shotguns are fine in most parts of the world.....as long as you declare them to customs on arrival in a new country.
This is incorrect, you CANNOT enter Mexico with a weapon on board with the intention of declaring it. You MUST have permission before, you arrive, to bring a firearm into the country or you will go to jail. They RARELY give that permission.
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spoil sports. I was enjoying the turtle thread more

That may be true about Mexico but it's not necessarily the case in other countries as I discovered earlier in the thread. No prior permission is necessary unless you want to 'import' the weapon. And additionally, the big surprise to me is, you can declare weapons on visiting yachts that no matter how much permission you seek, you will never be permitted to import. E.g automatic and some semi automatic weapons.

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If Testudines are anything like Brass Balls, that would definitely describe Smiley. He wasn't going to let anyone come near the pier while he was occupying it. If only he could be domesticated, I could strap my guns to his shell, have him swim along side, and let Customs harass HIM for a change.
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I am truly dismayed that Tortoises are ignored on such a widespread scale.

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if you cook them in the embers of a fire they make great "meat pies"......even come with their own bowl
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I like Joshua Slocum's trick with the carpet tacks on deck, actually.
But you have to put them out at night and sweep them up in the morning.
Better to keep a pet echidna or maybe a pair and leave them on deck at night.

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This is incorrect, you CANNOT enter Mexico with a weapon on board with the intention of declaring it. You MUST have permission before, you arrive, to bring a firearm into the country or you will go to jail. They RARELY give that permission.
Sounds a lot like what I was saying about France and it's outremer departments and territories, doesn't it Atoll?

Even coming into the US with a handgun isn't simple. I brought two of them back with me from France when I moved back here in 1988. Both were .32 cal. target guns, specifically designed by Unique for Olympic Speed competitions.

Getting them out of France was a piece of cake (I went to the office of the Airport Police, told them what was in the carrying case, and they escorted me to the plane so that I could remit it to the Flight Commander, who returned it to me when we landed).

On arrival at Dulles Airport, I remitted the case to the nearest Customs Officer who made me wait for close to an hour before remanding me to the local FBI office for ID and finger printing. I was lucky. My fingerprints matched the ones I'd left with the CIA in a previous life, but it still took me over 6 months to get my strange looking little semi-autos back.

Things might have changed since then, but I wouldn't advise bringing guns into (or near) any country you plan to visit unless you're absolutely sure they'll greet them with open arms (sic). Most won't, and that's a fact.

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Sounds a lot like what I was saying about France and it's outremer departments and territories, doesn't it Atoll?

Even coming into the US with a handgun isn't simple. I brought two of them back with me from France when I moved back here in 1988. Both were .32 cal. target guns, specifically designed by Unique for Olympic Speed competitions.

Getting them out of France was a piece of cake (I went to the office of the Airport Police, told them what was in the carrying case, and they escorted me to the plane so that I could remit it to the Flight Commander, who returned it to me when we landed).

On arrival at Dulles Airport, I remitted the case to the nearest Customs Officer who made me wait for close to an hour before remanding me to the local FBI office for ID and finger printing. I was lucky. My fingerprints matched the ones I'd left with the CIA in a previous life, but it still took me over 6 months to get my strange looking little semi-autos back.

Things might have changed since then, but I wouldn't advise bringing guns into (or near) any country you plan to visit unless you're absolutely sure they'll greet them with open arms (sic). Most won't, and that's a fact.

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is all your experience based on that one little incidence,or have you sailed twice round the world with a variety of firearms onboard like I have declaring them when entering a new country by yacht.
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What has any of this to do with Tortoises?!
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What has any of this to do with Tortoises?!
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This is incorrect, you CANNOT enter Mexico with a weapon on board with the intention of declaring it. You MUST have permission before, you arrive, to bring a firearm into the country or you will go to jail. They RARELY give that permission.

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is all your experience based on that one little incidence,or have you sailed twice round the world with a variety of firearms onboard like I have declaring them when entering a new country by yacht.
Yup, just that one little incident, but I thought it was worth mentioning to those who might want to sail around the World with Big Bertha for a bowsprit.

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Anti tortoise defense. A bullet to the head will stop even the most vicious tortoise.
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