I found my box turtle!

notoloverSeptember 16, 2012

I posted in early May that my male box turtle escaped from the tortoise playpen.

I pretty much figured he was a goner. But he found his way to the garden (his outside pen is right next to the garden). I was picking tomatoes and there he was at the base of the biggest tomato plant.

I remember all the great support you all gave me and so I wanted to let you know that there was a very happy ending :-)

He seems like he's been getting plenty to eat and now he can tell the female what he did on his summer vacation.

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glaserberl

Wow! Great to see a happy ending!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 11:08PM
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Ninapearl

yayyy!!! wow, this is so cool! imagine...a TURTLE finding his way back home. ya know, i wonder if he's been close all this time and just decided to stop playing his little game and show himself. LOL

every so often, i would wonder what happened to the little guy. very nice to hear he's back where he belongs. :)

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 11:29PM
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airforceguy

Cool!! I wondered if you would have or had found him. Thanks for reporting back!! Congrats

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 11:35PM
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lily316

Glad he's back. I love turtles.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 2:19AM
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quasifish

Your post just made my day! I'm smiling ear to ear now. Thanks for coming back to share that. So happy for you!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 11:20AM
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petra_gw

What wonderful news!! Ours ran away 7 years ago and I still look for him whenever I am outside.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 11:35AM
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cat_mom

Big smiles here, too! Hooray!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 11:57AM
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spedigrees z4VT

I am SO happy to hear your turtle has been found and is home unscathed! Such wonderful news! Thank you for posting this followup!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 6:38PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Delightful! Can I ask a 'stupid ' question? How do you know that it's your turtle? What is it that makes your little guy different from the rest?

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 6:45PM
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newbuyer2007

What great news! :)

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 6:56PM
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jomuir

Awesome!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 8:32PM
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kitasmommie

So great that he came back!!!!

We have a turtle that visits. Every summer, a couple time each year - for the past few years, he (?) shows up at our garage door. Hangs around for a day or so - then disappears till the next time. I'm assuming it's the same one.....

Not being a turtle expert myself, I often wonder why he comes. The closest water source (small creek) is about a mile away. Don't they usually keep closer to the water?

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 9:27AM
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notolover

Thanks everyone for sharing in my joy!

To Rhizo. When I got him from the pet store, a kid had dropped him a few days before and he has a scrape and a bit missing from his shell. Also I live in the high desert so there won't be very many box turtles wandering around :-)

To kitasmommie: there must be something at your house that he likes; do you have flowers or something near the garage? Your yard must be in the boundaries of its territory and something draws it to your yard the same time every year.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 11:30AM
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Bumblebeez SC Zone 7

So happy for both of you!

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 12:25PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Thanks, noto!

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 5:49AM
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kittens

I remember when you posted about your lost turtle. I'm so glad he's back - that's unbelievable!

    Bookmark   September 22, 2012 at 7:50PM
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lisa11310

yea!

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 2:15PM
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