Monday, September 16, 2013

Who Steals a Turtle?

There's Rainbow, aka "the bubbers". He/she/ whatever was so named by Kiddo because we didn't know the sex of the turtle.

The females get bigger, but when they are itty bitty it is hard to tell.

Rainbow got taken.
We got up Sunday morning and Honeyman went out to feed him and he was just gone.

This is his home. Honeyman made it. He built the frame and set a koi pond down into it.
If you look closely, you can see Rainbow in the corner during one of his escape attempts.

The water was lower than in this picture.
He never could get out because he couldn't get his flippers hooked over the sides of the tank to pull himself out.

So, the explanation is that someone took him.
People have been known around here to steal kittens and puppies.

But, if by some miracle he was able to get out on his own, I do hope he made it down to the pond safely.

Adding insult to injury was that Kiddo was celebrating her birthday.

Just a few weeks ago, she lost Felix.
Another cat came on property and killed the poor little guy.

Which leads me to the question of why would someone steal a turtle.
Because they a a walking turd, that's why.

No other possible explanation.

12 comments:

  1. That's a really crappy thing to do. Especially since it was her birthday!

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    1. I know, Alex. She's had Rainbow for years.

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  2. My gosh, who would do such a thing? Some people are D-Bags.

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  3. that's why I keep my dog inside

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    1. Adam, In the winter we brought him in. He loved being out and I never thought about someone taking him.

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  4. Freaking thieves, some people are just rotten to the core.

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    1. Alex, I know. I will never understand why some people think it's OK.

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  5. That's a real shame. Is it possible that the killer cat might have taken him?

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    1. Gorilla Bananas, As big as Rainbow was getting, it would be awfully hard for a cat to drag him out of there. If it was though, I do hope Rainbow bit down good. I've seen that turtle bite a poor tree frog right in half so he could do some damage.

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  6. awww this is so sad--my son has a aquatic turtle, so i relate to this a lot----:(

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