Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Bouncy the Box Turtle

A friend of mine shared this about a wee little beastie who lives with his family...

We've had a very mild weekend here in Vermont. I even found some worms for our box turtle, Bouncy. We've had the turtle since 1986 when he crossed our yard in Marshfield after being injured. She recovered and has been with us ever since. Estimated age: nearly 70! When my then four year old picked her up and dropped her, the name Bouncy was bestowed upon her. Mother-in-law speaks to her and gives her regular walks in the yard. We took her to a vet who estimated her age at around 55 in 1986. Her favorite food is Pepperidge farm bread and worms.
I asked my friend to clarify what gender Bouncy is, since he used both 'he' and 'she' in his descriptions; he said that Bouncy is most definitely a female!

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