Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Bit of Excitement Today


We found a small tortoise in our side yard this morning. He's about the size of a softball. I just left it with the vet. The wildlife rescue center will take custody to determine if he's native to our area.   

I texted the photo to Krista who, even though we didn't keep him, immediately named him SPEEDY. The rescue center won't release it to the wild and it's likely that Speedy will relocate to a tortoise rescue center.  OR - Dr. B at the vet clinic will be allowed to keep him in his very large terrarium.  I'm cheering for TLC from Dr. B.

9 comments:

Marja said...

He looks gorgeous How special to find a tortoise

Sandy said...

Well he is just adorable. I would want to keep him!

Annie said...

Believe me, Sandy. I thought about it. But I just couldn't bear the idea of him escaping from the yard and ending up as roadkill. So I opted for safe haven.

Ginny said...

Awww, he is so cute!!!! I hope he is loved somewhere..

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Annie, That was nice of you to rescue the tortoise. Hope Speedy does well... (I've never heard a tortoise named Speedy though... ha ha)

Hope you have a blessed Sunday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Jeanie said...

So glad you took him to a rescue center -- I know they'll do the best for him!

Annie said...

No worries, Ginny. He has a safe future. Between Dr. B or tortoise rescue people, he will have a good, safe life.

Barbara said...

They are a protected species here and one has to have a license. Guess it is the same there.

Pam said...

Glad he will be well looked after. A lovely photo!