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  1. #21
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    monte55, I've often wondered what the turtle was thinking when I do the same. I have a retention pond diagonally across the street from my house and a major highway just to the north of me and at least once a month I find a turtle heading towards the highway and I pick him / her up and carry it back to the pond. Sometimes they look at me and I can tell they are greatful for my intervention and sometimes they look at me like "thanks a lot as*hole, now I gotta walk for another half an hour to get back to where I was" Dave
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    Some years back we had a small turtle that would come up in the morning and crawl up into the dog dish but couldn't eat the dry round dog food. It was to big and would fly out of its mouth. So,.......I would put some on the concrete drive and grind it up with my shoe. He had no problem then. After a while it became common each morning when we would place food out for the dog and rattle the dish, here came the dog and also the turtle out of the flower bed or where ever he was. I'd grind his food and all was good. I have a pic somewhere of my dog and the turtle dining together.

    Nick M

  3. #23
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    Cool

    thats cool a wild pet thats still wild, just getting a helping hand. how long did he stay around or is he still a regular at meal times??

    its tuff to interact with wild animals and not mess then up in some way, thats why i got the owl back out of my house as soon as he showed the ability to fly around for more than just a few feet or kinda glide/crash to the ground when he jumped off the perch in the cage.
    i also tried to not handle him wile he was in the house so as to not tame him for fear he would not be ok once released.
    Last edited by fun4now; 08-10-2007 at 11:54 AM.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

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    The turtle that ate with the dog was about 10 years ago. The turtle was around for about a year or two. Gone for a year and then came back. We knew it was the same guy because it had a missing part on the right rear of his shell. He /she would take food out of my hand as I would feed it.



    Another story: I found a small bird on the ground, .....very weak and slow acting. I have a customer that is an avid bird watcher and very knowledgeable about birds. She said to take an eyedropper and put a drop
    of gasoline on the beak as this acts like smelling salts for birds and perks them up. It sure did!! The little bird started shuffling and then took off flying
    around the room really fast and after a minute just stopped and hit the floor.
    I thought for sure it had died. Upon closer inspection, I realized it had just run out of gas.
    Last edited by monte55; 08-10-2007 at 06:39 PM.
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    I tried to edit my last post and attach a picture but found no way to attach a picture. Anyway, here is the picture of the turtle and my dog eating side by side.
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    Nick
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    2-O/A outfits
    Jet Lathe and Mill
    Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
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    60" X 60" router/plasma table

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    i guess ithe turtle has to keep up with the dog some way

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    cool pic.
    neat lil fella and cool doy.
    to add a pic ( with the edit option) you have to hit the go advanced button at the first edit screen, then you will get the manage attachment part again.
    Last edited by fun4now; 08-11-2007 at 08:20 AM.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
    summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
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    Default thanks for the pic!!!

    Cool dog and AWSOME PIC!!!
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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    Default My bird story.......

    I was working on a job in McPherson, KS last year. My hotel was in Hutchinson, KS. On the drive back "home" one afternoon, I saw this little guy standing by the side of the road. He had been hit by a vehicle. I popped a u-turn and pulled over across the road from him. My welding gloves wer handy for giving him a perch and the protective bag for my BWE covered hum nicely for the ride to the zoo. The zoo's manager met me at the front gate and let me help examine him and give him a shot to treat for shock. I took this pic of him with my phone after putting him in a cage in the infirmary.
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    Triggerman,
    NICE JOB!!! WELL DONE!!! Little guy looks healthy, but I'd be REALLY scared of him biting me (I still would have tried though, I probably would have worn my welding hood)
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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