Guess what I got for valentines day at my doorstep? My long lost three striped mud turtle! Shortly before hurricane Ivan, I believe it was, I went through the pond to bring my turtles inside. Well, I guess animals can sense natural disasters because all of my turtles were nowhere to be found. Among the missing were my three striped mud turtle, my first turtle, a mississippi map turtle, a yellow bellied, a red bellied, and a painted turtle. They were all gone. Since, the pond has been breeding goldfish and minnows like crazy with nothing in there to eat them. Tonight, I go to put my dog outside, I glance down, and I see my turtle! He appears to be in good condition: eyes are bright, no sign of injury with any of the limbs, he does, however feel and look a bit underweight. He used to be the fattest turtle. I wonder where he went for so long. and how did he find his way back? Anyways, I'm happy to have him back.