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.