God, I love a heartwarming end to mysteries, especially when it involves a missing animal.

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Riverside Reptiles Education Center is located at 132 South Road in Enfield, and they provide a safe environment to experience reptiles and amphibians up close. Numerous enclosures and habitats around the beautiful facility are filled with the coolest snakes, alligators, turtles, and lizards in the Northeast United States. I love reptiles, and I think Riverside Reptiles is a Connecticut treasure.

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Here's the mystery - Riverside Reptile's female Bearded Dragon, named Mushu, went missing sometime after she was fed on Sunday, September 18, 2022. The owner of Riverside Reptile, Brian Kleinman, reported the incident a couple days later on Riverside Reptile Education Center's Facebook Page. Later that same day, Kleinman posted an update in which he relayed the sad news that they now presumed that poor Mushu had been stolen. Also, so far, no person of interest had been identified through their video.

Here's the good news - Mushu is back. On September 28, Kleinman updated all of us social media fans with this astounding news -  Mushu was found in her enclosure exactly one week later. 

Hopefully this was a mystery, and not a crime. Maybe the Mushu thief had a conscience? Mushu used her bearded cloak of invisibility to take a trip to a dispensary over the border? Kleinman and staff stated that they searched all over, up and down. Anyway, I was an outraged "Following" social media fan rooting for Mushu's safe return. There are so many bad stories involving stolen animals, I thought you might enjoy a good one.

Danbury Resident Has Astonishing Close Encounter With Famous Moose

His name is Daryl Pitman, and he's a Danbury resident who recently had a super-close encounter with a moose that has become famous in the Greater-Danbury area. In the past few days this moose has been seen in multiple Danbury locations, it's been seen in Newtown, New Fairfield, Woodbury and even Pawling, NY to name a few. 

I saw Daryl's pictures in a different moose related thread and reached out to him. I asked him to tell me more. I wanted to know if these photos were real? Did he take the pictures? Was this in Danbury? When was this? How did he feel. An excited Daryl got back to me with the following responses. 

A Surprise Moment of Incredible Beauty At A Torrington Park

I've lived in Torrington for over 6 months now, but I'm still making cool discoveries around my new hometown every day. I decided to take my dog for a walk at Coe Memorial Park for the first time. Wow. I didn't expect to be shocked and awed at how incredibly beautiful it is.

6 Of The Oldest Restaurants In The Northeast Worth The Drive

We will take a look at 6 of the oldest restaurants that are within driving distance...
The Griswold Inn is located in Essex and in New York it's The 76' House in Tappan. I was curious and looked at what is the oldest in nearby New Jersey, Pennslyvania, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
In New Jersey we will look at The Cranbury Inn located in the township of Middlesex, in Pennsylvania, it will be McGillin's Olde Ale House located in Philadelphia.
In Rhode Island, we will look at the White Horse Tavern in Newport, and in Massachusetts its Union Oyster House in Boston.

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