I was thinking the very same thing about the dirty look. He'll probably find me next year and bite my toes. Of all the stuff I do... he may actually... ahem... fall into the 'cute' category. But only him. And maybe my Weinmeraner puppy. Oh, and maybe my little yellow ducky, too.
Well they were caught in the pond as babies. Then we kept them till they got bigger... and released them into the SAME pond. It was originally man made over 15 years ago but it's pretty large and nature has taken over. Very few baby turtles survive into adulthood so we figured we were doing them a bit of a favor.
And two of them are still there, I caught them again this summer (we wrote on the bottom of the shells with sharpies to ID them). The others could be, perhaps they were just stealthy.
mine seemed pretty happy in their big tank and their feeding frenzies every morning... but they just started getting too big and we decided it was time for them to get a taste of the wild. we had caught them right after they hatched, hope they can figure out how to survive out there. i bet they'll be fine though.