Today's the day!!!! :-)

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My NEW BABY turtle arrives today!!!!:D:D:D
I will keep an ongoing thread (with photos, of course) throughout the day for the arrival, the unboxing, the re-warming and introduction into the tank!!!
I'm keeping the species identity a secret so that people can guess what kind he is when they see him!
The first person to correctly guess his species AND POST WHY THEY THINK IT'S CORRECT will win a batch of homemade, from scratch, cookies made by yours truly. We will discuss the type of cookie via pm. :p (I will pay postage if the cookies are going overseas from the US)

I also decided I did't like the name I had chosen for him, so that'll be an ongoing process until I've decided!;)

And a BIG THANK YOU to Tortstork aka shellfreak aka Randy Betz for my new baby! @shellfreak
 

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I must be excited about the new baby's arrival since I DREAMED about it last night! I dreamed that despite all Randy's careful packaging, the turtle :eek: arrived in an open dishpan full of soapy dishwater! He ate blood worms very well, though and was none the worse for his unorthodox arrival!!! :D:D:D
THat baby better get here soon!
 

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It's 9:14 and there's a knock at the door! I wonder who it could be????
Why, It's Chris from Fed EX with a mysterious box!!!! ;)
He told me he'd been listening for movement in the box! :)

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How mysterious!!!! It's a box from TortStork in Delaware with an insulated inner box, a heat pack and newspaper!!!!
What COULD this be??!?!??:p

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Oh, BOY! It's a...deli cup with holes in it!!!!!
Curiouser and curiouser!!!!

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Here's a lovely bed of damp moss with something grey in it!!!!

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The mysterious grey object has a body temperature of 69.7, so it needs to be warmed up a bit before going into the tank...

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Pouring in warm water, a little at a time, for several minutes to let the Mysterious Object warm up gently...

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Once he warmed up, he was rarin' to go!!!! the very first time I picked him up, he wiggled VERY vigorously and startled me, so that I dropped him! Luckily, I only dropped him about 3 inches onto a towel...

Baby Turtle: "PUT ME DOWN!!!!!"
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Adorable tummy and speckled legs!!!!! :)
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...and a profile view!!!!!:)
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More photos to follow!
Unfortunately, I do still work, and although i work from home via computer, I've gotten several messages needing attention.
Trust me, there will be MANY MORE photos of the little guy!!!!!!! :D:<3::<3::<3:

AND A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO RANDY BETZ AT TORTSTORK FOR MY FABULOUS NEW BABY!!!!!!:):<3::<3::<3:
 

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Razor back musk? Gues Based on Color and shape
AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!
He is indeed a razorback musk turtle!
and he is ALL OVER this tank like a little aquatic Tasmanian Devil!!!!! He's so fast that so far I've got about 40 booty shots!:D
PM me NorCal tortoise guy, and we can discuss what type of cookies you'd like!:)
 

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It's a Razorback Musk like I guessed on your other thread about a month back cuz that's the kind you said you wanted a couple months ago or so.
Hes cute
OK- we have TWO WINNERS!!!:D
PM me, wellington, and we can talk about what cookies you'd like!:):<3:
 

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Congrats! Well that solves the mystery of which came first: the turtle or the egg. I'm patiently waiting for FedEx to knock on my door too within the next 2 hours with my "Insta-Hatch" egg from Tortstork.

Beautiful new baby you got there! Decide on a name yet?
Not yet. Waiting to be inspired by his personality!!! So far "Tasmanian Devil" is most descriptive!!!!:p He's an ACTIVE little bugger!
 

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