While cleaning a pool friday...

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    Bluespace

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    this guy appeared out of no where. He's a 35 yr old African Spurred Tortoise, about the size of a trash can lid.

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    SeaBee Ha Ha Thats Funny!

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    Ye Haw!!! Put a saddle on that mofo and sell tickets to little kids in the hood!!!
     
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    Cool. Did he bite? :lol:
     
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    Cut him up and EAT him!! :bounce: You ain't lived until you've eaten turtle soup. :Cheers:

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    Thats a big turtle, I'll bet ya could make up a mess of turtle soup and still have some left for BBQ.
     
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    I don't know and I wasn't going to get close enough to find out..:shock:
     
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    Brian_G overly obsessed

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    haha thats awesome. my neighbor used to have 2 of them, a female and a male in his backyard in the summer and his sunroom in the winter.
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Sweet! Was he a pet, or wild? The most I've seen are small turtles on the street a couple of times.
     
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    He was a pet. He also has a 250 with aquatic turtles. I didn't ask to see it though.
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    Ya pansy, Biff would have scooped him up and taken him home. Named him Rocky or something crazy.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I found a tortoise roaming around near a busy intersection a few years ago. I took her home and named her Clementine.
     
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    And then?.......
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Oh. You care about the rest of the story??? :shock:

    I didn't know what type of animal it was, but I found her plodding along the sidewalk near Speedway and Wilmot -- not a turtle safe area!

    So I drove her to the reptile shop on Speedway and asked the lady there to ID her. She said she was a desert tortoise, which often wander into town from the surrounding desert and get lost. She said that I should not try to "put her back" in the wild, because A) they are territorial and she'd probably get beaten up by the area's tortoises, and B) I could send diseases back with her. She said that when they are found in town, people usually just keep them as pets.

    So I set up a home for her in a dog kennel, with the intention of building a pen for her in my backyard. The next day, I was telling my boss about Clementine, and he said that he had two desert tortoises, but the female had died last year, and ever since the male had been acting differently. He had never been able to get over losing his love.

    So I offered to give him Clementine, and he accepted. Clementine to this day lives with her mate in my boss' yard.
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    Rocky could have been her old man, damn it, poor Rocky.
     
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    Thank you. I wasn't going to be able to sleep tonight without knowing what happened to that turtle. :)

    We have several friends that have "adopted" them from the AZ Desert Museum. I don't know why. They seem very boring to me.
     
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    this is one of the coolest things i have ever seen.
     
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    Your avatar picture is cooler Game.
     
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    I don't think anyone would be scooping him up at his size!!
    And turtles do BITE Just ask my daughter..:mrgreen:
     
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    I would have taken him home and made a coffee table out of him. Just glue a piece of glass to his back. Train him to walk back and forth from the kitchen to my lounge bringing us drinks.
     
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