What’s Rupert the Turtle up to?

Answer: See for yourself.

by News Staff / June 1, 2015

Rupert is the pet turtle of Joshua Tauberer, a civic hacker and founder of congressional open data website GovTrack.us.

webcam captures Rupert’s daily activities and posts an updated image online every 12 seconds. With enough patience, viewers can see beyond what appears to be the slow-paced life of an ordinary eastern box turtle, and become enveloped in the drama and intrigue of a lone amniote’s turbulent lifestyle. Rupert also occasionally finds time to shoot out a tweet from his Twitter handle, @JoshDataTurtle.