is a three-year-old African Marsh Terrapin, they live for about
20 years. I bought him from a guy for R100 ($8.79), who was going to eat him
for lunch. He first wanted R15 000 ($1,315), but quickly dropped his price when
he realized he could buy a much bigger meal than the small reptile
would ever be with just R100. He's a great pet because during winter
he hibernates under my bed or in my pillow and doesn't wake up until
spring. He can roll over and enjoys having his head scratched. Spiro
loves eating worms and catching fish - when he is not overcome by laziness.