5 Year Member
- Jun 18, 2013
- Location (City and/or State)
- Fremont, California
Hi everyone, my name is Andrew. This is my second time being on the Tortoise forum and I am fairly new to this forum. I have concerns regarding my tortoise, who has been gone for approximately 2 or more years(he was lost in October, 2012, but I cannot recall the specific date). My tortoise got lost when I put him out in the front lawn, which is not fenced. I went into the house to get him something to eat, and then, 10 minutes later, he was gone. I dug and dug and dug at least 6 inches of loose soil around the lawn and my tortoise was still nowhere to be found(remember: I did all this digging right after I realized my tortoise was gone). I am sort of heartbroken, but I know I need to keep searching since that is the only way I can get my tortoise back.
- What I did:At the very moment my tortoise was gone, I put up posters taped to the street utility poles around the neighborhood. Despite my very best efforts, my tortoise remained not to be found. I even rang doorbells(pretty much all the houses in the neighborhood, which stretched for at least 3 blocks. I did this on the day the tortoise was gone at the very instant it disappeared and for several days after as well.
- Where I am now: So far, in this year, I have remained fairly inactive due to high school. I have very little time to search for my turtles. I live in my parent's house. I still have high hopes that my tortoise is at least in the hands of a well- intentioned neighbor or if it is not, it is still in the vicinity of my home. I want tips on how I can continue my search for the tortoise since I still have time on the weekends(an hour or two).
- Overall, my family members are really demotivated and do not seem to think my tortoise will be found, so at this note, I am alone on my search. Any suggestions are welcome and I would extremely appreciate it. Thank you very much.
- Also, here is a picture of my tortoise in the bottom.