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Family cleans house, finds pet tortoise missing since 1982

 
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Family cleans house, finds pet tortoise missing since 1982
After their father Leonel passed away, the Almeida children returned to help clean out his cluttered storage room upstairs. As it turns out, Leonel was somewhat of a hoarder, so the room was jam-packed with things that he had found on the street, like broken televisions and furniture. Deciding it was mostly junk, the family set about moving it to the trash out front.

But while son Leandro Almeida was making a trip to the dumpster with a box of broken records, a neighbor asked him if he was intending to throw out the tortoise that was holed up inside.

"At that moment I was white and did not believe," Leandro told Globo TV.


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That's when the Almeidas learned that, amazingly, the turtle had managed to somehow survive for three decades.

The family suspects she had been able to sustain herself grubbing on termites which, thanks to all that unwanted furniture, were likely in abundance. And although she seemed to be surviving just fine in the confines of the storage room, Manuela is no doubt pleased (in her own tortoisey way) to be reunited with the family that had so long thought her gone forever.

But in the end, it's hard not to be impressed with the resiliency of life and the slow-and-steady approach to survival taken by tortoises -- both in living with us, and perhaps sometimes in spite of it.
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People that can’t keep track of, and properly care for tortoises SUCK.

That poor, poor being.

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The tortoise managed to climb the stairs to a storage room upstairs when it went missing? The boy doesn't notice this tortoise in the box he's throwing out?

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I’ll have the turtle soup please. And make it snappy.
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Re: Family cleans house, finds pet tortoise missing since 1982
How did it last 37 years without water?
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How did it last 37 years without water?
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Leandro had to make up a story to explain why he was throwing a perfectly good tortoise away in the trash when the neighbor noticed it and off went the dumbo media.





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