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Rorg the Box Turtle
(pet detective)

He showed up on the morning of Aug. 4, '14. I wrote in my blog:

(11:35am) Meet my new friend Rorg. That's what he says his name is. A baby box turtle (tortoise).

For years i have been wanting a pet turtle. Box turtles run wild around here, but even the smallest ones i've seen were too mature to take in. I wouldn't feel right about constraining an animal accustomed to the great outdoors.

But this morning i found this little guy under the overhang of my new building, smeared with clay mud. Just sitting there expectantly.

He's very friendly and "hugs" me in the astral.

(12:50pm) He took a bite out of a wild blackberry i gave him. Good sign.

Actually, box turtles are not officially tortoises, as they are supposedly offshoots of pond turtles which adapted to terrestrial life.
He was about 1" in diameter (although I didn't measure) and probably the smallest turtle I have ever seen. Certainly the smallest wild turtle. Apparently this is about the size they are when they hatch out of the egg. Pics of box turtle hatchlings.

It is somewhat odd that he was sitting there, exposed. According to this page, "Baby turtles like box turtles are very rarely encountered in the wild even by experienced researchers because they live their first few years under cover."
Survival rates are very poor, from what I've read, for baby turtles because they are vulnerable to many predators. Although mature box turtles easily close themselves up entirely in their shells, the babies can't do this. Besides, they are small enough for predators to crunch up.
(Also, reportedly, they often die in captivity when that young.)
Indeed, if I put Rorg in a planter of moist dirt outdoors, he usually buries himself several inches deep in short order. It usually takes me a while of raking my fingers around in the planter to find him.

Several months previously, I had looked into buying a small turtle. 50 years ago one could buy a red-eared slider in a department store for 59 cents, but, due to alleged high salmonella levels apparently this has been regulated (and indeed no doubt large commercial hatcheries are breeding grounds for bacteria). Some people are selling small turtles through the mail or UPS though. But I could not condone such treatment.
(Funny thing is, the FDA claims to have banned the sale of turtles with a shell less than four inches long, yet they are openly sold.)

Then for about 3 days before Rorg showed up in the physical, I kept "seeing" an astral adult box turtle walking past my face. Box turtles are distinctive from other varieties due to their steep carapace, as you can see in this shot of Herbie.

I wrote about Herbie in 2007. He showed up several times by my cabin door looking for handouts. Here he is running away with a chunk of cheese. More recently I read not to feed turtles dairy products because they can't digest lactose. Also supposedly they have limited ability to handle fatty foods.

I never saw Herbie since '07, but i sense him a few miles away. He is a moderately enthusiastic demon-jailer now.
He is a Three-Toed Box Turtle, a species less colorful than the strikingly attractive Eastern Box Turtles which are also common around here. Rorg is also a 3-toed boxie.

Anyway after several days of seeing this mystifying astral tortoise, I looked down one morning to find Rorg sitting on the ground.

Detective Rorg has proven himself to be a priceless asset already, when it comes to finding obscure, cloaked bad guys. I have, in addition to my own skills, numerous orgone devices, including some sentient ones, which are very good at de-cloaking hidden evil. But increasingly, people write to me with problems from demons and ETs that we are simply unable to detect. That's where Rorg comes in. He is amazing.

He may not be very physically active at his tender age, but in the astral he is tireless. Normally, unless I pull him off to do some detective work looking for something unusual, he is busily seeking out Bighead demons, or EHETs, or Abell 2218 Jesuits. Sometimes he "unearths" U bases. The physical perps he tells Lt. Veo about; the astral entities he jails.
He also often works with my other sentient orgone devices. And he has a snake friend that is usually by his side when he's about in the astral. This is the soul of a medium-small female copperhead that has placed herself dangerously across my path on the driveway a couple times. I will not kill ensouled poisonous snakes. I have several rattlesnake and copperhead friends that have been actively jailing demons since they were initiated by Duder. Not to mention non-poisonous ones. Possibly all ensouled snakes are trainable to jail demons.

Unlike the sentient epoxy beings, he does not multitask. He works on one thing at a time, and does a very good job. So you may not have success pulling him away to help you with your problems, though readers are welcome to try. He is a reasonable guy, if he sees something important that needs to be addressed.

And so far he seems immune to reprisals. He has his own Remote Defense Brick but it doesn't seem to be doing much. [Update March 2015: a couple times I have had to remove spells or implants from him, and these days his RDB is active. He's made a lot of enemies.]

Often I sense him in my space, picking at demons. Or if some perps attack me remotely, he's onto it without me telling him. Occasionally he just shows up as an astral presence of pure love, wanting to be hugged.

Thrilling action videos: (unless you have ethernet, it might be better to download them to your hard drive).

Nov. 10, '14: He has grown a bit, eating all those bugs.
This is the face of a seasoned warrior.

I snapped a bunch of pics of him on my hand today, for his cult followers. These are big, unprocessed, slow-to-load pics: here. Sorry, no thumbnails. [Update: I processed 4 of them.]

Dec. 11, '14: Hot new video of Rorg floating on his back.
Actually, I learned later that it is not a good practice to let them do this. Serious tortoise fanatics usually give them bowls too shallow to float in. If they are on their back too long, it is dangerous.

Note that in some states, some turtle varieties are considered endangered and protected by law. It is illegal to take them from the wild. The reasoning is, even if you find some babies with very little likelihood of surviving, if there is a chance that even one of them might survive to breeding age in the wild, it is better to leave them.

Rorg, when I found him, had walked some distance from any cover, and was sitting plainly out in the open, a very unnatural behavior for a baby turtle. Plus he told me he came to be with me.

This is his first incarnation on our miserable planet. He has a soulmate named Elsie (pronounced with a hard S) who is still incarnate on some other galaxy. But her 5D self is usually hanging out with Rorg.

If you are interested in keeping a turtle or tortoise pet, there are a few sobering things to know about their care. I have had to spend some bucks for equipment. Many owners and pet stores don't have the right information (and sometimes don't have the right attitude). Turtles (especially more mature ones) can often survive a long time under adverse conditions, but can also be very much harmed, often fatally. (Video of some of the tragic distortions that can result from improper care.)
I recommend that any prospective or present owners check out this tortoise forum. Also there are some members there who raise turtles for sale who are motivated by love more than profit. Turtles sold in stores are usually either wild-caught or raised by mercenary types who may have irreparably harmed the turtle with poor practices. Some of these turtles are doomed to die no matter what the new owner does.

Big pic taken March 23, 2015.
Pic of Rorg peeking out of his hiding spot April 9, 2015.

Pic to the left taken Jan, 2015.

Pic to the right taken August 2015.

Bigger pic here taken April, 2016.

June 21, '17