A romantic midnight swim. :)

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  1. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    I just thought this was too sweet not to share. [​IMG] My two turtles are the sweetest little creatures. I walked by a few minutes ago and they are both in their "bathtub" together. They were both basically "roadkill" that I saved from the brink of death....both doing quite well considering. Please excuse the hard water deposits on their tub. We have the worst water ever here.


    They are Linda and Quagmire. If you have ever watched Family Guy you can imagine how Quagmire got his name...it fits!!! LOL
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  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    those are adorable turtles! I'm so glad you saved them. What kind are they? I don't think I've ever seen any like that?
     
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Thanks. [​IMG] They are just box turtles. Linda was the worst hit....we really didn't expect her to survive. When I found her she was bleeding very bad and her shell was broken in 5 separate sections. [​IMG] Neither could survive outside now....far too many places on their shells that any animal could just rip them apart.
     
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    poor little babies. [​IMG] At least they have you to care for them. I love happy endings for all the little critters out there. Believe me, I do the same thing. Keep up the good work! [​IMG]
     
  5. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you use super glue to repair their shells?

    We used to have desert tortoises that adopted us. They would move into our yards from the desert because they liked all of our vegetation.

    Rufus
     
  6. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Actually, what I used was kinda strange. [​IMG] I stuck her together with postal priority tape....we called her the "Prioriturtle" for the longest time. Someone suggested Super Glue, but her shell actually had to be held in place or she would just fall apart. I would change the tape every day or two and soak and clean her wounds. We didn't get to put Quagmire back together. He actually has missing parts to his shell.

    I think turtles of any kind are just amazing little animals. [​IMG] We absolutely adore these guys. [​IMG]
     
  7. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Good for you for saving these little beauties!! Most people would just cruise on by and not think a thing of it! They are very lucky that you found them and took such good care of them!

    We had a little girl that got ran over by a lawnmower, we kept big band aids on her back and did the same thing for her as you did for yours! She was with us for about a year, then she was released back into the wild!
     
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    [​IMG] Now that's some smart thinking [​IMG] Cuties [​IMG] I love turtles [​IMG]
     
  9. carolinachic

    carolinachic Out Of The Brooder

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    They are so CUTE!...and you are so awesome for saving them [​IMG]
     
  10. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Thanks everyone. [​IMG] They really are sweethearts. [​IMG] Some of the friendliest turtles I have ever seen. It just always amazes me how many times you see them hit. [​IMG] I mean, it isn't like they can run out in front of your car.

    I HATE using the lawnmower for the reason you mentioned, Bec. Every time I start it I try to make sure there aren't any around but I know there is no way to be positive. Thankfully I haven't hit any so far.
     

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