Well this sign sucks! so make a new one so your torties can get home safe darn it! 

Gilbert Police spotted one of these speedycreatures making its way along a sidewalk in the Power Ranch subdivision on Thursday. An officer contacted members of the surrounding neighborhood to find out who had lost the 25-pound African Tortoise.

None of the nearby neighbors could recall losing a 25-pound tortoise. Power Ranch staff eventually informed the officer that a resident had reported her tortoise missing a few weeks back.

It turns out that the missing tortoise found by Gilbert police is not the tortoise that the resident lost. She promised to care for the tortoise, but is still looking for her 10-pound Sonoran Desert Tortoise, Harriet, originally named Harry – inspired by Harry Potter – until it was discovered to be female.

The African tortoise has now been reunited with its original owner – another Power Ranch resident. But the tortoise of the kind caretaker is still on the loose somewhere – likely moving at a very slow pace.

(torttime would like to note that its likely not as slow as you think!)

THE SADDEST LITTLE PICTURE EVER: ANIMALS AND WILDFIRES

THE SADDEST LITTLE PICTURE EVER: ANIMALS AND WILDFIRES

THE SADDEST LITTLE PICTURE EVER: ANIMALS AND WILDFIRES

THE SADDEST LITTLE PICTURE EVER: ANIMALS AND WILDFIRES

The picture made me cry. Can’t deny it at all. So I’m posting as a link here for those who don’t want to see the sad. 

The many wildfires this summer have damaged houses, injured and killed people, and burned acres of land, but we haven’t heard much about the poor animals caught in destruction paths. The above tortoise was found in Mannford, Okla., over the weekend. The tortoise likely died from smoke inhalation before being burnt to a crisp, and it had little chance of escape.


turtlefeed:

Some turtles enjoy getting cleaned with a toothbrush. This one is a drama queen.

(He recovered after he got some Reptotreat.)

aww its suspicion and then a turtle tantrum?  that tongue! ::melts::: aww I guess when you look that good you can be all about the drama. 🙂

@turtlefeed knows where the cute is! WIN!