Thanks for the information. The sulcata is way too big. I'll look into the bermese and the red footed a little more. The animal I am looking for doesn't have to be aquatic I just don't want to come home and find it at the bottom of the pond :(. I'm not sure how some of these animals handle water (3 ft deep) An aquatic turtle would be nice but I think a large one would eat all the fish. Other than cats wildlife isn't much of a problem. I've never seen a racoon in my neighborhood but I have seen a possim once or twice.