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March 15, 2008

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Bob, the Pet of the Day
Name: Bob
Age: Unknown
Gender: Male
Kind: Western Painted Turtle
Home: Lathrop, Missouri, USA
   Bob is a Western Painted Turtle who lives in Missouri. We found Bob one day when we were walking over our seven acres shortly after we moved into our new house. He is only about the size of a dollar coin. How we ever saw him is unbelievable. He is the perfect addition to our family. He's actually pretty fast for a small turtle. You'd never guess that from turtles' reputations, would you?

    He loves to lounge on his rock and stretch his back legs out, holding them up in the air. He also loves us to pet his head. When you rub him on the top of his head he will stretch his neck way out. He loves that. He's very gentle and loves to be hand fed. I hope to find Bob a play mate this spring. We know that, especially given his small size right now, he's better off away from predators he might encounter in the wild. We hope to enjoy his company for many years to come. Bob is the best pet ever.

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