As a child one of my favorite stories was about a slow and reliable turtle.
We had at one time about 15 Blenko Glass turtle in my Dad's small garden in Edgewood - they were located throughout the garden with many near the small koi pond.
Blenko has been making the turtle for decades.
If you don't own the TURTLE - you'll want to consider purchasing.
Paper weight, garden ornament, pet, gift...versatile Turtle.
Wiki has the following to say about Turtles:
Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines (or Chelonii) characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield. "Turtle" may refer to the order as a whole (American English) or to fresh-water and sea-dwelling testudines (British English).
The order Testudines includes both extant (living) and extinct species. The earliest known members of this group date from , making turtles one of the oldest reptile groups and a more ancient group than snakes or crocodilians. Of the 327 known species alive today, some are highly endangered.
Turtles are ectotherms—animals commonly called cold-blooded—meaning that their internal temperature varies according to the ambient environment. However, because of their high metabolic rate, leatherback sea turtles have a body temperature that is noticeably higher than that of the surrounding water