Digger


Gold digger, grave digger, I even know a dog named Digger… but in this case I am talking about my turtle.

I named my snapping turtle after a character on the  T.V. sci-fi movie S.S Doomtrooper (2006), Sergeant Digger (played by Harry Van Gorkum). [This should be a picture of the character.] Sergeant Digger was a bomb specialist. I don’t remember what country he was from, but he was by far the best character in the movie. (The movie as a whole was one of those “it’s so bad it’s good” movies, as I recall.)

I have probably had Digger for about 6 years now, and he is not the same cute fellow that I found him as. When I found him, his shell was still soft, and he could barely mange to eat a small piece of hotdog. I don’t know if I still have a picture of Digger when we first found him (I think we would have taken pictures, cuz he was so cute, but they aren’t on my computer). So this is a picture of Junior, whom I found earlier this summer while mowing, and who is about the same size as Digger was:

This is not Digger, but he was about this size when I found him

Six years later, Digger is now eating feeder fish by the dozen. I finally had to let him go, because we didn’t have a big enough fish tank for him:

Digger when I let him go

“There isn’t a problem in the world that can’t be solved with the proper application of explosives.”

~Sergeant Digger

Sorry if the quote is wrong. I’m sure it was something like that ;)

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