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Water Turtle Wonders

Posted October 1st, 2009 at 09:06 PM by J4Jandar
So I get a Red Eared Slider for my step son's fith birthday. We keep the thing in the back yard in a kiddie swimming pool.

I go out and get river bottom sand and sleuse it to get all the fine particles out so the larger ones remain keeping the water from getting muddied. I put decent sized boulders and logs for sunning purposes while simultaneously stocking the pool with feeder fish and water plants. The place looks hip.

All the Turtle (Fred, female but the kid names it Fred) wants to do is try and escape. We get the water level right so it can't, or so we think, so we leave and go off fishing.

Tyler runs to the back yard to see "Fred" and comes back in the house concerned. "Fred isn't in the Tank!" "Sure he is Tyler, I turtle proofed turtle world so that all turtlieness is well contained. You're not looking hard enough." I say.

I saunter out to the back yard confident in my aquatic reptile containment system....

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