College Park, Maryland: Testudo the Diamondback Terrapin

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Theodore R. McKeldin Library

Address:
Library Lane, College Park, MD
Directions:
University of Maryland. South side of the campus. I-495 to US Hwy 1 south for about 1.5 miles. Right on Campus Drive, then left on Library Lane. The statue is outside the Theodore R. McKeldin Library entrance facing the quad, which is east of the library.
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Testudo the Terrapin.

Testudo the Diamondback Terrapin

Bronze sculpture of the University of Maryland's feisty reptile mascot, well-rubbed by luck-seeking students before exams.

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"Fear the Turtle" Statue Project Kicks Off in Maryland

The University of Maryland in College Park has launched a Community Art Project that will temporarily populate the campus and surrounding area with 50 artistically modified turtle statues. The fiberglass sculpture is a 4 1/2 ft....

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Testudo the Terrapin

Students at the University of Maryland in College Park have a long held tradition of rubbing the nose of Testudo the Terrapin before exams, and maybe to ward off parking tickets.

[Anne E. Hardman, 04/19/1998]

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In the region:
Gargoyles, and Darth Vader, Washington, DC - 8 mi.

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