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Good afternoon TFO, just want to share a few pictures of something that showed up in my yard this morning. Spoke with a neighbor and he said he seen it in his yard a few days ago. Haven't decided where I'm going to release it yet, looks a little dry and hungry. Been giving it some worms and soaking it, looks like a little boy. Going out to buy a dozen night crawlers to fatten him up before I release him tomorrow. Just after having him for a few hours now, he see me and looking for some more worms. Got to get to the store.
 

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Cathie G

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Happy Sunday all… I decided to clean tortoise boxes today and when I raised the lid on the duplex, I was confronted by an angry water moccasin… I’ll not be reaching in the boxes from the little door anymore. He was up on the shelf that hold the thermostats snd I’d not have saw him through the tort entry :-(

that’s dealt with and now I’m expecting siblings for burgers snd pool time soon..
Wow. I wondered about that from the head shape.🤗 It's good you saw it.
 

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Good afternoon TFO, just want to share a few pictures of something that showed up in my yard this morning. Spoke with a neighbor and he said he seen it in his yard a few days ago. Haven't decided where I'm going to release it yet, looks a little dry and hungry. Been giving it some worms and soaking it, looks like a little boy. Going out to buy a dozen night crawlers to fatten him up before I release him tomorrow. Just after having him for a few hours now, he see me and looking for some more worms. Got to get to the store.
Aw, he's adorable! Also, he's been someone's pet for a very long time. Rather than releasing him I'd try to find his owner. His shell tells me he's never been a 'wild turtle,' and might not make it if you turn him loose. Try to find his owner.
 

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Good afternoon TFO, just want to share a few pictures of something that showed up in my yard this morning. Spoke with a neighbor and he said he seen it in his yard a few days ago. Haven't decided where I'm going to release it yet, looks a little dry and hungry. Been giving it some worms and soaking it, looks like a little boy. Going out to buy a dozen night crawlers to fatten him up before I release him tomorrow. Just after having him for a few hours now, he see me and looking for some more worms. Got to get to the store.
What a beauty!! I'd be going "Mom, can I keep him?" But I know better now. You're an awesome brief encounter!!
 

Warren

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Aw, he's adorable! Also, he's been someone's pet for a very long time. Rather than releasing him I'd try to find his owner. His shell tells me he's never been a 'wild turtle,' and might not make it if you turn him loose. Try to find his owner.
I will keep him for a few days and ask around to find the owner. He's enjoying the night crawlers I bought from the store, they are some big worms. Looks like he wrestling a python but he ate 3 of those bad boys, he resting in the tall grass in my yard after his workout.
 

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I got a message earlier today that a relative of Rachel and Abner won best of breed for the American Hairless Terriers at the Westminster Dog Show. Not sure of the relation yet, could be father or a sibling from an earlier litter.
Wow.. that’s cool. Post us some pics when you get them
 

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Happy Sunday all… I decided to clean tortoise boxes today and when I raised the lid on the duplex, I was confronted by an angry water moccasin… I’ll not be reaching in the boxes from the little door anymore. He was up on the shelf that hold the thermostats snd I’d not have saw him through the tort entry :-(

that’s dealt with and now I’m expecting siblings for burgers snd pool time soon..

I asked my friend google what a water moccasin was and....
YOU DO KNOW THATS A SNAAAAKE RIGHT???!!!
Holy cowwabunga!!!!
AND he was angry you say!?!?!?!?!
WHAT DID YOU DO!?
I would have been wrapped around the top of the tree around the corner shaking!! 😱
Did it bite any of the torts?????
Could it have???
Wwooooooowwwwww !!!!!!
 

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It has been a particularly noisy, foul mouthed day here but hopefully it's calmed down for the evening and I can go and do some garden stuff.
Lola is really enjoying soaking up the rays.
I hope you are all having a peaceful and/or fun Sunday where you are.

When you say “foul mouthed”
I don’t think you meant chicken.. 🤣😂
I hope all goes better for you tomorrow..🙏❤️
 

Chefdenoel10

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Good afternoon TFO, just want to share a few pictures of something that showed up in my yard this morning. Spoke with a neighbor and he said he seen it in his yard a few days ago. Haven't decided where I'm going to release it yet, looks a little dry and hungry. Been giving it some worms and soaking it, looks like a little boy. Going out to buy a dozen night crawlers to fatten him up before I release him tomorrow. Just after having him for a few hours now, he see me and looking for some more worms. Got to get to the store.

Not sure I could release him/her.
It’s soooo cute!
Could probably bite my head off though....
Sooo.... I guess I would let him/her come or go as they pleased from my back yard...?
 

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I asked my friend google what a water moccasin was and....
YOU DO KNOW THATS A SNAAAAKE RIGHT???!!!
Holy cowwabunga!!!!
AND he was angry you say!?!?!?!?!
WHAT DID YOU DO!?
I would have been wrapped around the top of the tree around the corner shaking!! 😱
Did it bite any of the torts?????
Could it have???
Wwooooooowwwwww !!!!!!
Not laughing at the biting ot could have done but the thought of you up a tree!!:D
 
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Lyn W

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When you say “foul mouthed”
I don’t think you meant chicken.. 🤣😂
I hope all goes better for you tomorrow..🙏❤️
Chickens are far more polite.
Much better today thank you as they're all either in work or school - until this evening that is - I'll have to wait and see what that brings.
 

Lyn W

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Good morning all,
Bright sunny and warm here again today.
I've been out early to an M&S store. I had some gift vouchers to use up but they've closed so many shops in this country it's quite a trek to find one now. I don't like ordering online, like to feel materials and try for size etc. Everything I have ordered online from them has had to be returned which is too much hassle for me.
Anyway glad I've done that and that the vouchers were still in date.
Lola and I are just going to chill for the rest of the day or warm up in his case!
Hope everyone has a good Monday!!
 

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Good morning all,
Bright sunny and warm here again today.
I've been out early to an M&S store. I had some gift vouchers to use up but they've closed so many shops in this country it's quite a trek to find one now. I don't like ordering online, like to feel materials and try for size etc. Everything I have ordered online from them has had to be returned which is too much hassle for me.
Anyway glad I've done that and that the vouchers were still in date.
Lola and I are just going to chill for the rest of the day or warm up in his case!
Hope everyone has a good Monday!!

Enjoy! I havent been to a Marks&Spencer in ages. Or a Boots!
 

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Chickens are far more polite.
Much better today thank you as they're all either in work or school - until this evening that is - I'll have to wait and see what that brings.

You should put on disco music and sing and dance and clean? All day till just before they get home. (Maybe not the cleaning part.? But I threw that in so you felt like you were indeed working from home) 🤣
A half an hour before they get home turn everything off and sit on a chair quietly and stare into space... they will wonder what’s wrong with you... admit nothing!
Just get up and go into the garden.
Let them fight amongst themselves!! 🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤣😂🤣🤣😂🤣🤣🤣😂🤣😂
 
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