The last place that I’d like to find out about the death of my beloved turtles is on the blog of the semi-friend responsible for the potential freak accident/negligence after developing severe jealously and resentment at the owner. Cowardly wouldn’t cut it. Absolute inhumanity might be close. Inturtlanity!
Shyam, your turtles aren’t dead, but they look delicious. Pick them up. Okay?
What do you know? The adjective for turtles is testudine.