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Also asked, are turtles dangerous to touch?
The little glassy-eyed creatures may look cute andharmless, but small turtles can make people very ill.Turtles commonly carry Salmonella bacteria on their outerskin and shell surfaces. People can get infected with Salmonella bycoming in contact with: Turtles or other reptiles (lizards,snakes);
One may also ask, is Turtle poisonous? There are no known venomous turtles.
Subsequently, question is, what happens if you touch a turtle?
If You Touch A Turtle, Wash Your Hands! Reptilessuch as turtles, snakes and lizards are becomingincreasingly popu-lar as pets, but they harbor Salmonellabacteria that can make life miserable for humans. And about90 percent of Salmonella infections are caused by improperly cookedfood, including eggs and poultry.
Are turtles friendly?
Turtles Are Not Affectionate It's almost a shame that people, especially children,are drawn to turtles. The novelty of watching them canquickly become old hat. Turtles prefer to be alone, and theynever welcome being picked up and handled.