An 85 year old man who lives in Pennsylvania, a Mr. Holland Cokeley, was walking his neighbor’s dog out in the woods near his home when he found a part of his past. He found a turtle that his son had owned 47 years ago, and carved his initials into.
Amazingly enough, after all this time, the initials were still prominently visible on the underside of the turtle’s shell.
Mr. Cokeley kept the turtle for a few days, and says his son, who is now 60, found the whole situation to be quite funny. He has since released the turtle back into the wild, where it has spent the last 47 years.
Box Turtles like this one can live up to 100 years, so the turtle probably has a good while left in its life, hopefully free from kids with a knack for carving.