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November 7, 2003

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Aero, the Pet of the Day
Name: Aero
Age: Two years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Red-eared Slider
Home: Cedar Park, Texas, USA
   I first found my dear turtle Aero(Arrow) last summer while finishing up some maintenance to an apartment complex's pool; before racking away the leaf-net, I scooped up this small 'splashing' object... it was a Turtle!? The spunky little thing was (literally) the size of a quarter, and was hissing at me like sausage in the morning, and just fluttering around in the skimmer... so I decided to get a bucket from my truck, filled it with water, and took him home in it.

    Fortunately, a co-worker was an animal farm keep, and assisted me in learning about my new friend... along much research. Now Aero is a bit larger (the size of my fist!) and more comfortable with me, and loves to go crawl 'round the yard looking for some easy bugs or crickets... mmmm. You know how, stereotypically, turtles are thought of as slow? "Aero" got that name for his speed! If he sees a cricket around the yard, he'll sneak up on it, and sprint it's little shelled agile body.

    He also got the name "Arrow" for a future match, in which the next turtle I will get to be named "Bow"... (Bow+Arrow)... too tacky, right? And the sharp speed this shelled-sprinter can dart-either at bugs or at me!

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