My New Buddy
Someone called up the shop the other day, and asked if I knew anyone that rescued animals. She said she found “some kind of turtle” walking in her backyard. She described it to me, and I figured it to be a Red-eared Slider, which is a semi-aquatic turtle, popular in the pet trade, and not at all adapted to life in the hot, dry, high desert of Bishop. So I told her to bring it in the shop, and I would make some calls.
I didn’t need to make any calls, because as soon as I saw him, I knew I was just gonna have to bring him home with me. So I’d like to introduce you all to my new buddy, Rocky, relaxing comfortably in his new semi-aquarium…
He really is an entertaining little critter. I never had a turtle before, believe it or not. I have a tortoise, and loads of snakes, a couple dogs…I’ve had lizards of many varieties, hamsters, rats, and rabbits…cats, goldfish, and birds…but this is my first turtle. He’s cool!!
Thanks for taking the time to look!