turtles http://apr.org en 1,600 Turtles Escape From Georgia Farm http://apr.org/post/1600-turtles-escape-georgia-farm Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with news of a gradual escape. More than 2,000 turtles were in captivity at a northwest Georgia farm. The owner sells them as pets, or to the Chinese market. Turtles are not known for their speed, but somehow 1,600 of them got away. The farmer suspects vandals tore down the fences around his farm. Turtles known as snappers, eastern paints and yellow belly sliders made their way to nearby waterways and freedom - slowly. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.<p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 12:05:00 +0000 National Public Radio 14891 at http://apr.org