Tortoise found 3ft under in garden pond alive - two days after going missing

Gazette: Shell shock as Bubble survives 48-hours underwater Shell shock as Bubble survives 48-hours underwater

A CONCERNED owner was left shell-shocked when he found his pet tortoise in his pond after two days of being missing - alive.

The miracle reptile called Bubble is more than 60 years old, but is thought to have survived her underwater adventure due to the cold environment.

Owner Chris Casswell said: "I got into the pond in my wetsuit and found her three feet underwater in the pond.

"She was in a bad way so we took her to the vets and he said he had known a tortoise survive 24 hours but not 48 hours underwater before.

"Because it was cold they slow down into hibernation and they are very good at holding their breath."

She is now said to be feeling much better and has been reunited with her male companion, Sandra.

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8:24pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Boris says...

What a lovely story. But how does he know she was under water for the full 48 hours of being missing?
Still, anything is possible, especially when you have a male companion called Sandra.
Well done, Bubble and Chris.
What a lovely story. But how does he know she was under water for the full 48 hours of being missing? Still, anything is possible, especially when you have a male companion called Sandra. Well done, Bubble and Chris. Boris
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9:10pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Mr Honest says...

My God it must be a slow news day!
My God it must be a slow news day! Mr Honest
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10:14pm Mon 28 Apr 14

John5 Salary says...

@Boris:

Having been a tortoise owner, I can say that it can be difficult to tell males and females apart.

Even watching which ones mount which other ones can lead to confusion!
@Boris: Having been a tortoise owner, I can say that it can be difficult to tell males and females apart. Even watching which ones mount which other ones can lead to confusion! John5 Salary
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11:00pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Boris says...

John5 Salary wrote:
@Boris:

Having been a tortoise owner, I can say that it can be difficult to tell males and females apart.

Even watching which ones mount which other ones can lead to confusion!
Thanks, John5. I think the same is true of several animal species. I was just thinking good for Sandra, claiming a female name for a male. I have met so many women calling themselves Charlie, Sam, Jamie and so on, which seems wrong to me, but maybe I am just old-fashioned. I just thought hell, if they are going to steal so many of our names, let's steal some of theirs.
[quote][p][bold]John5 Salary[/bold] wrote: @Boris: Having been a tortoise owner, I can say that it can be difficult to tell males and females apart. Even watching which ones mount which other ones can lead to confusion![/p][/quote]Thanks, John5. I think the same is true of several animal species. I was just thinking good for Sandra, claiming a female name for a male. I have met so many women calling themselves Charlie, Sam, Jamie and so on, which seems wrong to me, but maybe I am just old-fashioned. I just thought hell, if they are going to steal so many of our names, let's steal some of theirs. Boris
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