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Jacques, the Eastern Mud Turtle

Discussion in 'Water turtles' started by Moozillion, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Moozillion

    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    LOVE.IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Whahaha. Will have to try that from now on.
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    I don't know if it's the new arrangement of her tank or if it's the shrimp getting even bolder, or what it is, but Jacques has gotten a LOT more active these last couple of days! She even came up front tonight and I thought I was going to get The Salmon Dance, but not just yet, apparently. ;)
    I dropped in a few little pieces of salmon anyway, and the ghost shrimp all came running: they climbed on HER, they squabbled over the salmon and one started dragging off a piece of salmon- and :eek: SHE WENT AFTER HIM!!!!! I was amazed!!! I hadn't seen her go after the ghost shrimp in months and months!!!!! She very nearly got him, too, but he wisely dropped the salmon and scooted out of range just at the last moment!!!! Then she turned around and went back to the other pieces of salmon, and went after THOSE shrimp!!!!! For a while, she stood on a piece of salmon, looking around like she was waiting for a shrimp to come take the bait, but they stayed well out of reach!!!!

    WOW! I tried to get a photo of the action, but it was short lived- here the shrimp are just out of the frame.
    But: I think she's BAAAAAAAAAACCCCKKKK !!!! :p:p:p:cool::cool::cool::cool::)

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    If Jacques and Speedy were to team up and then find a snapping turtle with some moves they'd have themselves a dance crew!

    Glad she's perking back up!
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    Oh, YEAH!!!!!
    Thanks, Toddrick!
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    Excellent news! Well done Jacques! :)
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    Good girl! Feel free to boss those sneaky ghost shrimp around all you want. You’re the best
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    Thats geat news!! Glad she's getting back to her old self.
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    Whoop whoop. Way to go Jacques you beautiful girl. You have made quite a few people very happy. Can you guys see ME do the dance of joy.
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    THANK you, Jay️, and Carol ️, and Lena️ and Linda️!!!
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    Maybe we will be getting yoga demonstrations again! Such a wonderful turtle
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    Thank you, Bambam!
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    What a great news Bea!!!! I am beyond happy to hear this. Btw I love to watch ghost shrimp! Wish I could see Jacque’s tank in real life I mean
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    Thank you, Pearly!:):<3:
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    I've been enjoying watching old musicals lately and apparently Jacques has enjoyed them too!
    Last night we watched "Singing in the Rain" with Gene Kelley and Debbie Reynolds (I think she may have a crush on Gene Kelley...)
    This morning I heard sounds coming from Jacques' tank and managed to sneak a shot...

    Jacques: "I'm SINGGGGIN' in the rain, Just singin' in the rain, What a GLOOOOOORIOUS feeling, I'm HAAAAAAPY again.....

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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    That's a pretty nice picture.
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    Thank you, Yvonne! :):<3:
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    All that is missing is a little umbrella!
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    And she ia Back!!! .

    Oh Jacques. You are really making everyone very happy. Well done!! And well done Bea.
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    How adorable!!!
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