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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Ben Cane, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Tidgy's Dad

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    Peter Pan ?
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    I'm really glad you are here too Will! Thanks for this!
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    Barbara Jamison.
    They purchased Tinkerbell on July 12th 1975 she weighed 40 pounds then.
    can't find where they purchased her.
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    Is she still in Porterville?
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    I think so.
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    Will, or others, do you recall a fellow from CA named Brett Stearns? He was active on the board of Steinhart Aquarium as I recall and was an early fancier of sulcata. Perhaps he displayed the ones you recall.

    In a similar vein, I attended the CT&TC Show in Pasadena in 1972 and there was one large sulcata there. It was displayed in a baby's play pen and took up more than half of the floor space in the play pen. I believe the owner was named Michael Brown. He only had the one sulcata which I seem to recall being a male. At that time, his tortoise absolutely dwarfed my newly imported 10" ones.
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    That's the year I was born. While I was into reptiles from day one, I can't say that my parents were. I wish that they had taken me to a reptile show in Pasadena, but no such luck for me.

    Here is me and my Dad at the San Diego Zoo in August of 1975. This is the earliest record I can find of my fascination with Chelonia.
    [​IMG]

    I'm the short one there...
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    Did a photo post?
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    Yes.
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    She sold all her tortoises about 8 or 10 years ago.
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    I Figured out how to figure it out. The show at Steinhart was 1973, the people who brought the tortoise were Jim and Connie Cembura(?), that was the year prior to Patti Hurst getting kidnapped, odd how memory can build overnight.
    Brett was pretty active in many Herp things for many years, I don't know what he may be up-to 'actively' https://www.turtleconservancy.org/contact/stearns/
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    Will Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    https://tortoise.org/archives/sulcint.html

    In the issue of "the Tortoise" from the TC where they discuss using sulcatas in Hawaii as a surrogate for geese in maintaining native vegetation there is a petty good review of sulcatas in north America.
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    It kinda sounds like you're looking for confrontation, based on your initial question and your follow up replies, just saying.
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    We are pretty sure the OP has already left the forum, but hello and welcome to you! :)
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    In computer lingo, that would be a troll.
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    I thought the Trolls were just looking to swoop in a take a free tortoise?:)
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    Good, thank you for the welcoming to the forum!
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