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Methuselah, A Well-Loved Tortoise, Dies at 130

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  1. Fernando

    Fernando New Member 5 Year Member

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    Gorgeous Tortoise, sad story, I hope she/he had a wonderful life!
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    i wonder what he died from.. just say they saw signs he wasnt going to last much longer. ..
    good long life..
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    Does he seem overweight in this pic to anyone else? Not to be rude :)
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    That's too bad, hopefully he was treated very good during his long life..
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    That's a shame... :(
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    I was thinking the same thing. His legs seem very thick. Could they be puffy/swolen due to sickness?
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    I posted this story Monday evening (Tues morn?) on a previous post of his birthday celebration. I have been visiting Methuselah for the past 40 years or so and he was a beautiful, gentle boy. I will have to try to find some pics that I took on recent visits and get them posted so you can all enjoy him as much as I did.
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    I heard this story on NPR this morning, so I'm glad you posted the article here. Sorry to hear this beautiful tortoise died this week, but I'm glad he lived such a long life. I hope he had the opportunity to breed as well. I found it interesting that this tortoise was doing so well in a northern state like South Dakota! I've never been to Reptile Gardens there, but they must have had a nice facility for him.
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    Sad, he looked healthy.
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    Sad news, but all good things must come to an end.
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    HeartBreaking!
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