Stolen Tortoises - Bridgwater Area *"*"*PLEASE READ!!*"*"*"

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Found 9th May 2011
.Dear All
I have this evening been contacted by a devastated couple who have had all
twelve of their tortoises stolen overnight from the Bridgwater area in Somerset.
The missing tortoises are as follows:

2 x young adult ibera males
2 x young adult marginated males
2 x adult female iberas
1 x small ibera male
3 x leopards
1 x elderly hermanns female
1 x small hermanns male

If anyone hears of any tortoises being offered for sale or appearing in neighbour's gardens etc please either contact myself or John Hayward of the National Theft Register.

It would be fantastic if we could get at least some of these precious tortoises returned to their owners.

Mary

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HUKD doesn't have enough tortoise threads. It's something I noted a long time ago but never got round to putting together a plan of action.

I for one am glad Floravada has taken up the mantel, I just wish it could have been under better circumstances.

PS: It's actually the morning not the evening, but I'm not having a go, its probably due to tortoise related stress, and I challenge anyone to deal with such events any better than Floravada has.
Edited by: "vibeone" 9th May 2011

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Wasn't there an official tortoise thread recently?

This thread, or the one about "will I still get a tan if I have a fake tan"... Which is more ridiculous? I just can't decide!

I don't know if it's related - but a poster in the local butcher's shop is advertising a dozen crusty pies for sale!

Rather than being alert to people selling them, I think we should keep a watchful eye out for a new tortoise circus in town. That's clearly the only thing these thieves had in mind when stealing TWELVE tortoises.

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expired/spammed. waste of time

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vlj

expired/spammed. waste of time



You cold hearted vindictive ****.

THESE ARE KIDNAPPED TORTOISES!!!

How would you feel if your kids had been kidnapped?!

How much do you reckon I can get for all twelve?

You people, mocking the victims of this heinous theft. You seem to think that it's a laughing matter, and to you it might be, but for those who have lost their beloved pets in this horrible manner, it really is a turtle disaster.

Sorry.

vibeone

HUKD doesn't have enough tortoise threads. It's something I noted a long … HUKD doesn't have enough tortoise threads. It's something I noted a long time ago but never got round to putting together a plan of action.I for one am glad Floravada has taken up the mantel, I just wish it could have been under better circumstances.PS: It's actually the morning not the evening, but I'm not having a go, its probably due to tortoise related stress, and I challenge anyone to deal with such events any better than Floravada has.



How's Bri?

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Pic of Bri needed VB1

Preferably with a white background, you should make it your new avatar!
Edited by: "master_chief" 9th May 2011

http://www.empireoftheturtle.com/CB/Testudo_graeca_ibera_group_1a.jpg

Speedy, Swifty, Lightning and Flash

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Maybe they just ran away?

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I just got Brian out...

http://wildlifenews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/turtle2.jpg

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vibeone

I just got Brian out...



He's a looker.

They had 3 leopards stolen as well??

I think a plan must be formulated to search for these turtles, we need a 100 strong line walking the fields and open spaces and a few helicopters in the air wouldnt go a miss. All docks to have extra security checks and airports to have turtle detectors installed where appropriate.

I think we should call for extra boats patrolling the beach heads and dolphins to have night vision goggles forced upon them incase these thieves decide to escape by submarine.

I for one will not be able to sleep until these turtles are found safe and shell.

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OP - have you checked the FS/FT threads?

have a bump for the safe return of these animals
might wanna try local pet shops, gumtree and loot.
Edited by: "nebno6" 9th May 2011

sickos taking the ****, no need really is there? just trying to help people find their stolen pets

vibeone

I just got Brian out...



Cool. Is he marginated?

Ps, When I was a mere sprog, my elder sister accidentally stood on my tortoise (Fred) and squashed his head. My dad gassed him in a plastic bag

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KapA

sickos taking the ****, no need really is there? just trying to help … sickos taking the ****, no need really is there? just trying to help people find their stolen pets



Cry me a river.

what a bunch of prats you lot are.

good luck finding the missing pets x

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Edited by: "richx45" 9th May 2011

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nono2522

what a bunch of prats you lot are. good luck finding the missing pets x

KapA

sickos taking the ****, no need really is there? just trying to help … sickos taking the ****, no need really is there? just trying to help people find their stolen pets


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This threads a real slow mover eh

surely they couldnt have gone far?

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Ignore the brainless posts, why don't you put a facebook page up? It will reach more genuine people quickly there. Good luck, they must be devastated. I used to like this site but it seems full of numpties who haven't got anything better to do than take a cheap swipe, get a life peeps.

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Shark Girl

Ignore the brainless posts, why don't you put a facebook page up? It … Ignore the brainless posts, why don't you put a facebook page up? It will reach more genuine people quickly there. Good luck, they must be devastated. I used to like this site but it seems full of numpties who haven't got anything better to do than take a cheap swipe, get a life peeps.



You say brainless, but you're in the minority. 3 posts out of 32 have whinged on about people taking the ****. I'd suggest it might be you who's brainless. Stupid thread, stupidly random local issue, nothing much to do with HUKD.

Take your own 90's insult and GET A LIFE.

Shark Girl

Ignore the brainless posts, why don't you put a facebook page up? It will … Ignore the brainless posts, why don't you put a facebook page up? It will reach more genuine people quickly there. Good luck, they must be devastated. I used to like this site but it seems full of numpties who haven't got anything better to do than take a cheap swipe, get a life peeps.


I wouldn't have thought sharks and tortoises got on, but clearly I was wrong! Ebony and Ivory, live together in perfect harmony...

vibeone

You say brainless, but you're in the minority. 3 posts out of 32 have … You say brainless, but you're in the minority. 3 posts out of 32 have whinged on about people taking the ****. I'd suggest it might be you who's brainless. Stupid thread, stupidly random local issue, nothing much to do with HUKD.Take your own 90's insult and GET A LIFE.



i lold!!


vibeone

Cry me a river.


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Shark Girl

Ignore the brainless posts, why don't you put a facebook page up? It … Ignore the brainless posts, why don't you put a facebook page up? It will reach more genuine people quickly there. Good luck, they must be devastated. I used to like this site but it seems full of numpties who haven't got anything better to do than take a cheap swipe, get a life peeps.



Brainless posts? haha. I think you will find they are humourous reactions to a quite silly thread. Im pretty sure that you wont find any eye witnesses to this 'crime' on here.

And comments like "I hope you get them back" and "Good luck finding your turtles" are not going to bring the pointless pets back.

If your that bothered why don't you and floravada SHELL out on some posters and a newspaper ad.




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KapA



but you did feed the trolls? #fail

advice for others

vibeone

You say brainless, but you're in the minority. 3 posts out of 32 have … You say brainless, but you're in the minority. 3 posts out of 32 have whinged on about people taking the ****. I'd suggest it might be you who's brainless. Stupid thread, stupidly random local issue, nothing much to do with HUKD.Take your own 90's insult and GET A LIFE.



Are you serious? The problem is you're focusing on the things in life that don't really matter. When I was a kid I had hopes and dreams. We all did. But over time, the daily grind gets in the way and you miss the things that really matter, even though they are right in front of you, staring you in the face. I think the next time you should ask yourself "Am I on the right track here?". I don't mean to be rude but people like you I really pity. So maybe you could use the few brain cells you have and take advantage of the knowledge I have given you now. Good luck.

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SkinnyPanda

Are you serious? The problem is you're focusing on the things in life … Are you serious? The problem is you're focusing on the things in life that don't really matter. When I was a kid I had hopes and dreams. We all did. But over time, the daily grind gets in the way and you miss the things that really matter, even though they are right in front of you, staring you in the face. I think the next time you should ask yourself "Am I on the right track here?". I don't mean to be rude but people like you I really pity. So maybe you could use the few brain cells you have and take advantage of the knowledge I have given you now. Good luck.



Are you on drugs?!

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Where can I get realtime updates for this news story? I've checked google but it's not on there yet.

Obviously most of us can't help here, but the internet is very powerful. If this post makes it a little bit harder for the thieves to sell these pets then it's been worth posting.
Also goes to show people will steal anything! These pets are worth over £1000 may be worth the owners while to offer a reward for info?

No problem with the wisecracks as long as the news spreads around to pet shop owners and suchlike. At £1000 worth of pets they could be trying to selling them anywhere in the country

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