January 30, 2013 0:31
Area of expertise of the Brazilian family found his missing sweetheart in 1982 named Manuela in the box, going through old things in the house.
Residents of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro were not a little surprised when accidentally discovered in the house of his turtle named Manuela, lost 30 years ago. Family reunited with Almed favorite after finally decided to disassemble the old pantry, which for years piled many unnecessary things.
— We have not seen since 1982, Manuel, then we have in the house was repaired, and we thought that the turtle escaped when workers left front dvel open. Despite the long search, we found no trace of her, — confessed animal hosts.
The room in which the turtle spent three decades, served as a place to store various items, including old vehicles that are on the street and brought into the house of a father Leonel Almed.
— Dad always thought that he could one day repair or rebuild all this stuff, which he stuffed closet. We were never allowed to go there, and the door was shut, — told the son and daughter of the house owner and Lenita Leandro.
Only after the death of his parents have adult children started to get rid of the unnecessary "ballast".
— I hated the street with a broken music box proigryvatelm to give it Ragman, when one of them asked me, "You're not going to throw even a turtle?" — Said Leandro Almed.
Overjoyed relatives were surprised to learn in the animal its pitomitsy, which is in good health, in spite of such a long absence.
— None of us could understand how a turtle could live alone in a closed room for 30 years! We just could not believe what happened! We are happy that she came back to us, — assured brother and sister Almed.
Veterinarian, a former prisoner obledovavshy pantry, said Manuel belongs to the species Red-turtles, which can live for a long time without food.
According to experts, the animal survived because fueled by wood termites.