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I found my box turtle!

Posted by notolover (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 16, 12 at 22:16

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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Wow! Great to see a happy ending!


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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. :)


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


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Glad he's back. I love turtles.


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


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


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Big smiles here, too! Hooray!


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


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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?


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What great news! :)


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Awesome!


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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?


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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.


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So happy for both of you!


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Thanks, noto!


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


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yea!


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