Turtle Power!

Lately my turtle, Ned, has been busy. A few days ago, I headed down to feed him, and saw that only 1 fish remained. He’d been peacefully living with 5 fish for about 1.5 years, and one fish was still remaining from the 26 I was given for my 26th birthday. All but one small fish: Dead. I was surprised. I headed up stairs to grab something, returned down in time to watch him swallow the last one whole. Not certain what caused the sudden change, but there we have it: Fish and Turtle friends no more.

I cleaned the tank yesterday, and I didn’t really change much, though I did purchase a new basking platform for him. I headed down to feed him today, and he was sitting on the counter next to the aquarium, poised to jump down to the floor. I don’t know how long he’d been there, but this was certainly the first time he’d escaped from the aquarium (that I’ve caught, anyway.) I was surprised.

At his current rate of growth, he should be capable of harnessing his own moon within his gravitational pull by Christmas.

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Ned. May 14, 2004 Ned, Jan. 30, 2005
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Ned. March 19, 2007

4 thoughts on “Turtle Power!

  1. Can I start a lobby to request regular stats on Ned? Height (length) and weight, maybe the names of the last three people he tossed out of Studio 54 where he works as a bouncer?
    Dang! – he’s huge.

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