Sunday, May 1, 2011

The 3 terrors

Of the 3 turtles, the one who hatched first (who we named Kraken) seemed to be the dominate force in the tank.  He would often take to chasing us through the glass when we would come near the tank and was always the first to arrive in the feeding area when the tank lid would open.  He displayed a high level of awareness and sometimes staggering intelligence.

One of the other two (Gamera) seemed to like to hitch rides on the back of Kraken whenever he could get away with it.  But he frequently took a beatdown for doing such.  He didn't seem to realize when it was feeding time, and I'd often have to coerce him to the feeding area by prodding him gently with the feeding tweezers.

The last of the three (Gojira) was a loner.  He would avoid contact with the other two and often couldn't be forced to move out of his spot in the corner when it was feeding time.

The three lived in relative peace for about a month, until their personalities started to clash.  Kraken would not leave the other two in peace for even a moment.  With constant head biting, food stealing, and overall bullying, we knew it was time to set Gamera and Gojira free back into the lake.  So we brought them down to the water in a couple of cups and let them loose in the water.  We hope that they made it out okay, but we knew that we needed to focus our full attention on the little terror that we decided to keep:  Kraken.

More play-by-play and tips for raising your own blood-thirsty beaked reptilian killing machine to come in the next few days!

For now, here's a picture of Kraken shortly after he was born:


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40 comments:

  1. Once the Kraken is born it's over

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  2. i don't really get the image you posted anyways...great post!

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  3. Haha, I love the names you have given them.

    You should get some clearer pictures up though!

    I think I am looking at the back of a turtles shell and tail.

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  4. Looks like you are havinge great fun lol.

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  5. Did you name him Kraken before or after he started terrorising his tank mates? Maybe he was just trying to live up to his name, you did say he displayed unusual intelligence ;p

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  6. Davy Jones released the kraken!!!! :)

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  7. i used to have a pet turtle! my friend was moving away and couldn't take it with him, so i took it in. he was fun to play with and watch

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  8. cant quite make out the picture but thanks for look at my blog :)

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  9. Yesss! Pictures! I hope they raise hell.

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  10. Those are some epic names for turtles.. I just would have ended up sticking with the Leonardo, etc.

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  11. who knew turtles had such crazy lives lol

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  12. My good friend found some kind of water turtle on his porch. He grew maybe five times in size in the short time my friend has had the turtle. So much so that the turtles bite can draw blood.

    ^^^edit: spelling

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  13. i know your a metal head cause of gojira :D

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  14. I love the names you gave the turtles! All classic movie monsters! Definitely following to see how they grow up

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  15. That's a turtle on the picture? Anyhow, awesome story, but why didn't you keep the other 2 instead of the bully?

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  16. haha the other two would be fine, my mate let his tutrtle go in a pond on a mates property, we came back a few years llater and he recognised us!

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  17. hahaha you've obviously been studying them, making you a student. i could give you some advice

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  18. Awesome names haha, you seem really into this :P

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  19. Kill it, Kill it with fire!

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  20. This is probably why my younger sister is scared of turtles! (She had to take care of a friend's snapping turtle for 1 day & is not terrified). Very cool story :)

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  21. going old school on us huh?

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