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Jacques, the Eastern Mud Turtle

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

  1. kathyth

    kathyth Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I’m so happy she’s dancing her way to a complete recovery. ❤️❤️
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    Love it!!!!! THANKS, kathyth!!
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    Lol. Love her antics. She certainly knows how to cheer a person up.
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    THANK you, Carol!
    She really is a charming little CHARACTER!!!
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    It looks like Jaques is playing "seek and hide" with the Ghost shrimps. LOL !
    You posted a picture of Jaques in the CDR. It looks like she is smiling on it. Being lucky to be back home.
    She can sing with John Denver as well:
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    That she definitly is.
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    I enjoyed that Sabine. Thank you
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    PERFECT!!!!! :)
    THANK you, Sabine!!!! :):<3:
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    Shrimp Announcer: Good evening, and WELCOME to the Third Annual Louisiana SHRIMPLYMPICS!!!!!
    Tonight's event: The VAULT!!!
    Competitors will have to launch themselves off an Eastern Mud Turtle, aiming for a HIGH vault and a solid landing!!! Of course extra points are always awarded for creativity!!!!

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    Our first contestant begins his approach from the third vertebral scute- a pretty solid starting point....

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    A hush falls over the crowd as he begins his run up to the nuchal scute...

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    ...and he LAUNCHES!!!! It looks good- it looks very good...

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    ...LOOK AT THAT HEIGHT!!!!! Oh, he'll score big for that, if only he can stick the landing...

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    AND HE DOES IT!!!!! He STICKS the landing, but he throws a TAIL FLIP right before he hits!!!! VERY CREATIVE!!!! He'll get LOTS of points for that vault!!!!!! In fact, I think that's put him into first place...
    (Jacques) "MOOOOOOOMMMMM!!!!!)
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    Are the shrimps still stealing Jacques salmon?
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    I think you should also get lots of Points for creative writing and awesome photo's. But I didn't see it properly. One more time please.:oops:
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    YES! I typically feed her in the morning, and they have already gathered around her, waiting!!!!

    She won't eat her Sinking Carnival Wafers anymore, but they love them, so I have started distracting them with those before I feed her.
    But she always drops some salmon, and if she's not quick enough, they'll still grab it and run!!!!!:D
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    You don't see the photos?

    I'm sorry but I don't know how to re-post unless I do the whole thing all over again...:confused:
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    I saw them. But I want some more.;)
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    OH!!! :D:D:D:D
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    I love that look on Jacques' face in that last photo! It looks like she's saying " SHEESH!!! Can you BELIEVE these guys???!?!?"
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    I think she is saying....Help they are taking advantage of me!!!!!!!
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    It's really impossible to see from this photo, but the dense white area under this shrimp's abdomen is bunches of EGGS attached to her swimmerettes! She's moving them rapidly to keep them aerated.
    BUT we all know this can only mean ONE thing...:eek: there has been GHOST SHRIMP HANKY PANKY !!!!! ;)

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    These ghost shrimp are crazy little guys!!!! I dropped some floating pellets in for Jacques, but she is SNUBBING them, holding out for salmon. o_O The shrimp don't care: they swim up to the surface, grab the floating pellets and drag them down to eat them!!!!

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    Are the other blobs also eggs?
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