Lost Tortoise: Been missing for 2 years, Fremont, California

wizardman55x

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It is currently at night where I live, so I will get up when the sun first comes out in the morning to look for him. As you have said, crows and seagulls have the potential of carrying away my Russian tortoise, but as you said again, I am more inclined to keep searching for my tortoise. As I have said before, this is not the first time I lost my tortoise. The second time I lost my tortoise, it took a lot of effort to find him. He was hidden beneath a bush, but not only that, he was beneath another layer of soil under a small pile of rocks. I then had to pull him(gently) out. I will stick to your advice of posting flyers around the neighborhood, contacting the local vet/shelter, and reminding neighbors.
Also, I just wanted to say that your suggestion is a great suggestion. If I started searching for my tortoise just as I have been in the beginning, then I would probably be more efficient, since my top priority would be finding the tortoise. In the end, if I ever did find my tortoise, I will have spent less time and more effort in searching for him.
 

wizardman55x

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Also, I just wanted to say that your suggestion is a great suggestion. If I started searching for my tortoise just as I have been in the beginning, then I would probably be more efficient, since my top priority would be finding the tortoise. In the end, if I ever did find my tortoise, I will have spent less time and more effort in searching for him.
This note is for Wellington.
 

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Hey, after two years, most would have probably given up altogether. Your still hoping and wanting to try and find him. They are much harder to find then say a dog. It sounds like you did all you could in the beginning and want to still continue. Don't get hard on yourself, you did good. Don't forget to look past your neighbors that are right next to you. My son found a russian a few years back and he was only missing for a day and he managed to travel a couple blocks from his home and this was in a very busy neighborhood of chicago. Good luck again.
 

wizardman55x

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Hey, after two years, most would have probably given up altogether. Your still hoping and wanting to try and find him. They are much harder to find then say a dog. It sounds like you did all you could in the beginning and want to still continue. Don't get hard on yourself, you did good. Don't forget to look past your neighbors that are right next to you. My son found a russian a few years back and he was only missing for a day and he managed to travel a couple blocks from his home and this was in a very busy neighborhood of chicago. Good luck again.
So, an update on my progress in searching for my tortoise. I have talked to pretty much all the neighbors in and next to my block, except my next door neighbors. I will try to talk to my next door neighbors next. Overall, most of my neighbors said they did not see my tortoise. Other neighbors suggested that I post flyers at the grocery store so that people can walk by and see that a tortoise is missing. I think that would be a brilliant idea. I also gave my cell phone number to a couple neighbors who wanted to help out, so we could stay in touch. For me, I still have a hunch my tortoise is hiding in my lawn or backyard because there are plenty of vegetables for him to eat in the backyard. Perhaps he may be hiding in my next door neighbor's yard. Who knows?
 

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I would offer a reward. If I lost my tortoise (or any beloved pet), I'd work out a way to offer a considerable reward. I think either someone has him or your beloved tortoise is gone. Maybe some cold-hard cash would persuade someone to step forward after this many years. Good luck to you!
 

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I love the fact your not giving up and you could be right, he may still be in the area. I wish you all the best.
 

wizardman55x

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I would offer a reward. If I lost my tortoise (or any beloved pet), I'd work out a way to offer a considerable reward. I think either someone has him or your beloved tortoise is gone. Maybe some cold-hard cash would persuade someone to step forward after this many years. Good luck to you!
Your idea seems like a great idea. Maybe I should try giving cash as a reward for those who find and return my tortoise.
 

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