Be on the lookout for Bob, the Red-Eared Turtle

Missing turtle

Kevin McCrea (yes, that Kevin McCrea) reports:

Sometime last night or early this morning my 2 year pet red eared slider who answers to "Bob" was taken from the fountain in front of my house at 218 West Springfield. A great favorite of the kids in the neighborhood, they are already worrying about him.

McCrea implores whoever took Bob to just bring him back - no questions asked.

In the photo, Bob is the smaller turtle on the left. McCrea adds his fountain mate, also named Bob, seems forlorn now.

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the plastic turtle...

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Yes, Bob did seem to have some sort of unholy attraction to that hole-less plastic turtle.

Thanks for the kind words and the gentleman who offered to replace him. Makes me feel better about mankind.

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Have we ...

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... ruled out the neighborhood herons?

Please return Bob

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Does Kevin have fifteen animals, is that what he's got? Does he really like animals, does he like them a lot?

Bob may have voluntarily step out for a bit

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Bob looks to be female, and this is the time of year gravid turtles look for a place to lay a clutch of eggs.

PS: Bob is also not a red eared slider, but a red bellied slider. Just saying

Saddened by Kevin's loss, but

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Saddened by Kevin's loss, but at the same time gratified by a return to the important reporting on chelonian topics that UHub has become known for.

What about Bob?

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I saw a man carrying a turtle like this across the crosswalk while I was stopped at a light on the Jamaicaway. He was heading straight to the pond. I assume and still assume he had found a wayward turtle and was returning it to its natural habitat.

It's a bit far removed from the South End. In case it's connected though: He looked in his 50s, white goatee, glasses, and was wearing a green shirt or jacket. It was almost 9am today that I saw this man with a random turtle.

Go Bob!

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I hope that was Bob. Run swim like the wind water, you wild amphibian!

I know who snatched him...

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It had to have been the BRA...
That area is not zoned for turtles, they would have to have a special permit.

Those are not red-eared turtles

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They are eastern painted turtles, Chrysemys picta picta. The scutes on the back form even rows, a characteristic unique to the eastern painted turtle.