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Hi! I got adopted by a RES...nice to find this forum.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:08 am
by DebbieDeNeese
Hi guys. I was recently surprised to find (on my way out the door to work, late of course) a quarter+ sized RES all sandy and dry walking in my carport. Grateful that I didn't step on the little guy, I knew I had a trip to the aquarium store in my future. There was no way I was going to release him, being so small and a potentially tasty snack for a heron, snook, or raccoon. So I find myself here. :)

The funny thing is, this is the third time I've found a tiny turtle in an unlikely (and very dangerous) place. I found another RES walking right across the doorway of a 7-11, heavy foot traffic and all. A few weeks later I found a tiny little Florida Cooter walking along the road while strolling with my dog. I raised both to full size then released them in a private lake because of landlord restrictions (RES are considered invasive here in South Florida, so I chose a private lake).

Anyway, it's nice to see other turtle folk and the habitats they've created for their shell-ebrities! I look forward to asking newb questions and posting way too many pics and videos of "JJ". :msgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:19 am
by steve
Glad you're able to save all those hatchlings! Welcome to the forum!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:28 am
by PokePony
welcome ! what a nice 'hobby' you have, saving scaly friends :) good job !

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:10 pm
by litefoot
Belated Hello and welcome from Piggley.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:18 pm
by Melita
Welcome! I'm a new RES mom myself. I have already found this forum very helpful.