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ADDWAITA

The One and Only!!!

Swampfox Addwaita Tortoise Native American Flute D# ! Clean Crystal Clear Megabore Perfection - Cutting Edge!

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Giant Exotic Padauk D# Mega Bore

It is perfection in the highest form!!! Cutting Edge Technology!!!

The Tortoise, "Addwaita" has crossed the river of life at the age of 250 years!!!

Padauk flute is keyed to LOW D#... This MEGA-BORE weighs in @ approx 24" in length, a Giant with a very DEEP clear beautiful voice!!! Absolutely the best mouthpiece money can buy! Perfectly dished finger holes for 100% comfort!!!

Now this is the wonderful thing about this Large flute: Normally in a flute of this size bore, it takes a great amount of air flow to keep the flute in song...More than most people can sustain...I have remedied this problem, and this flute will play with the SLIGHTEST breath, much similar to a Swampfox G#, ( a medium sized flute)... Tuned using Virtual Strobe to absolute perfection. When I tune these flutes I am looking down the barrel at three different style tuners! UNBELIEVABLE CLEAR Concert Quality Voice, money back guarantee!!! Hear this AWESOME flute for yourself @ Swampfoxflutes.com soon to come, or send me an email, even if you only want to listen........ :))

Origin:

Even after buiding flutes for more than 24 years, I am still amazed each time our Creator reveals a totem for a Swampfox flute!

I have seen many turtles sunning themselves recently and counted 15 of them as I took the photos of this very flute!

The Alligator Snapper's shell in my photos was estimated to be approx 150 years old and weighed close to 100 lbs! I found it deep in the Ga Swamps! It is hard to see, but the shell is almost 3' long!

This flute honors a tortoise who's life spanned many men's lives! His name means "the one and only" and this is the first,and probably the last tortoise I ever carve.

This flute may be for the person who has lost someone dear to them - to carry messages thru flute prayers to the other side - a song in the highest form.

You will Love this flute all of your days!

A message from tortoise medicine:

Yesterday is gone. Live for today. Our Creator wants us to live each day with faith and expectancy. Soon you will experience blessings of abundance in all you do! Remember to make the most of each day my friends.

We Love You Guys!!!!!!!!!!!! Brother Fox

News Quote:

250-Year-Old Tortoise Dies In India

CALCUTTA, India, March 24, 2006

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Addwaita, a giant Aldabra tortoise, inside an enclosure at the Alipore Zoological Garden in Calcutta, India, in June 2005. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Fast Fact

Addwaita arrived in the zoo in 1875. He was one of four tortoises brought to India by British sailors from the Seychelle islands as a gift for Lord Robert Clive, who was instrumental in establishing British colonial rule in India.
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(AP) A giant tortoise thought to be one of the world's oldest creatures has died in a Calcutta zoo, ending a life that spanned much of modern Indian history.

Local lore said Addwaita, the Aldabra tortoise whose name means "the one and only" in the local Bengali language, was some 250 years old.

That, however, would have made him much older than the world's oldest documented living animal: Harriet, a 176-year-old Galapagos tortoise who lives at the Australia Zoo north of Brisbane, according to the zoo's Web site. She was taken from the island of Isla Santa Cruz by Charles Darwin in the 19th century.

Calcutta zoo officials, however, insist Addwaita was far older.

"According to records in the zoo, the age of the giant tortoise, Addwaita, who died on Wednesday, would be 250 years approximately," said zoo director Subir Chowdhury.

The zoo wants to carbon date his shell to determine exactly how old he was.

Addwaita arrived in the zoo in 1875. Zoo officials say he was one of four tortoises brought to India by British sailors from the Seychelle islands as a gift for Lord Robert Clive of the East India Company. Clive was instrumental in establishing British colonial rule in India, before he returned to England in 1767.

While the other three tortoises died, Addwaita reportedly thrived, living in Clive's garden before being moved to the zoo.

Aldabra tortoises come from the Aldabra atoll in the Seychelle islands in the Indian Ocean, and often live to more than 100 years of age. Males can weigh up to 550 pounds.

According to local Forest Minister Jogesh Burman, Addwaita, the zoo's biggest attraction, had been unwell for the last few days.

"We were keeping a watch on him. When the zoo keepers went to his enclosure on Wednesday they found him dead," Burman said.

Addwaita was cremated, he said.

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