(Source: Buckingham Today .co.uk )

Thanks to twitter, this herman tortoise is back home after wandering out of his garden on sunday. According to the article, door to door canvassing was unable to find its owner. A post on twitter garnered much more response and reunited Neil, as his rescuers called him, with his owner. He spent his ‘vacation’ with PC Chris Russell who already had a pet tortoise and made sure to provide him with a few high quality meals. 

http://www.buckinghamtoday.co.uk/news/local/twitter-appeal-helps-reunite-runaway-tortoise-with-owner-1-5339496

ipromisedear:

Is a turtle and a tortoise the same thing orrr no?
I can’t fucking sleep without answers here

i don’t even know

well if you’re not asleep, I’m here to tell you that they’re not the same! Easy answer? Turtles are aquatic in some way, tortoises live on land only. not the same at all.. except that they both have shells and they’re both damn adorable. 

need cute pics? lemme know. I can make that happen. I hope you can sleep well now. phew. 

ipromisedear:

Is a turtle and a tortoise the same thing orrr no?
I can’t fucking sleep without answers here

i don’t even know

well if you’re not asleep, I’m here to tell you that they’re not the same! Easy answer? Turtles are aquatic in some way, tortoises live on land only. not the same at all.. except that they both have shells and they’re both damn adorable. 

need cute pics? lemme know. I can make that happen. I hope you can sleep well now. phew. 

Hey Tortoise and Turtle lovers in SanDiego! Check out the San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society Turtle & Tortoise show today and tomorrow from 10am-5pm. Help the SDTTS raise money to maintain the rehabilitation, conservation, and rescue work they do. You can meet and learn about all sorts of rare turtles and tortoises, learn about shells available for adoption, and have some turtle /tortoise fun! Read about it below and check out San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society’s website for information and events! 

(source UTSanDiego.com)

If shell-bearing reptiles strike your fancy, the San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society (SDTTS) has just the event for you.

On Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, the SDTTS will host its annual Balboa Park Turtle and Tortoise Show & Plant Sale at Casa del Prado. Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The program includes an exhibit of rare and endangered turtle and tortoise species, on-site adoptions and the sale of plants and other gift items. Proceeds will directly benefit the turtles and tortoises.

The society has been rescuing chelonian reptiles in San Diego County since 1971. The nonprofit organization takes in more than 600 animals per year. It accepts animals sent to them by veterinarians, Humane Societies, owners who wish to surrender them, and people who find them as strays. It is illegal to remove native tortoises from the desert but also illegal to return them to it, so the SDTTS provides a much-needed service in accommodating abandoned, domesticated animals.

The society not only provides medical treatment, animal rehabilitation, and adoption services, but also coordinates community outreach and education programs.

Read more about it here!

Hey Tortoise and Turtle lovers in SanDiego! Check out the San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society Turtle & Tortoise show today and tomorrow from 10am-5pm. Help the SDTTS raise money to maintain the rehabilitation, conservation, and rescue work they do. You can meet and learn about all sorts of rare turtles and tortoises, learn about shells available for adoption, and have some turtle /tortoise fun! Read about it below and check out San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society’s website for information and events! 

(source UTSanDiego.com)

If shell-bearing reptiles strike your fancy, the San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society (SDTTS) has just the event for you.

On Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, the SDTTS will host its annual Balboa Park Turtle and Tortoise Show & Plant Sale at Casa del Prado. Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The program includes an exhibit of rare and endangered turtle and tortoise species, on-site adoptions and the sale of plants and other gift items. Proceeds will directly benefit the turtles and tortoises.

The society has been rescuing chelonian reptiles in San Diego County since 1971. The nonprofit organization takes in more than 600 animals per year. It accepts animals sent to them by veterinarians, Humane Societies, owners who wish to surrender them, and people who find them as strays. It is illegal to remove native tortoises from the desert but also illegal to return them to it, so the SDTTS provides a much-needed service in accommodating abandoned, domesticated animals.

The society not only provides medical treatment, animal rehabilitation, and adoption services, but also coordinates community outreach and education programs.

Read more about it here!

Sherri Fields of Punta Gorda, FL is a Hero. After cohabiting with an increasing number of gopher tortoises and their burrow, she was horrified to discover city works destroying these tortoises’ peaceful habitat, even if it was unintended.This woman took the ‘see something, say something’ philosophy we tout so often these days,and used it to protect her non human neighbors. While she sadly points out that it will not save those whose burrows have already been affected, she has done much to bring attention to the innocent, state protected, bystanders being harmed by this clean up attempt. Garnering media attention and alerting the city, she’s most definitely on the tortoise ‘nice’ list for her efforts. To that I give Sherri a high five and hope that we all take a tip from her actions, keeping an eye out for all our shelled friends… in and out of the water. 

Read the article below and click the source to view the news video of Sherri and her neighborhood tortoises in action. 

(Source: WINK News Now)

PUNTA GORDA, Fl. – Sherri Fileds has lived in this neighborhood for 20 years.  One thing she loves, sharing the property with the burrowing wildlife.

“These turtles have taken over the end of this creek bank and there are a lot of turtles here and this has been their safety zone for 20 years,” she says.

It’s why she was so upset Monday when she saw the place these state protcted tortoises live torn up.

“Look at how they left this…. I mean this looks like a war zone here… this area didn’t look this bad when hurricane Charley came through,” she adds.

County Public Worls crews say they were doing maintencance work and clearing the area so heavy rains wouldn’t cause drainage backups.

“Any kind of commercial, industrial, residential development you have to abide by the regulations. there is a whole series of them,” says retired consulting ecologist, Nigel Morris.

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say, gopher tortoises are supposed to be relocated before any land clearing or development can take place.  But public works officials say, they didn’t know there were nests here.  They have stopped the job and removed their eqitment.  They are alos bring in an environmentalist to survey the area for burrows.

“I know going forward this may help other gopher turtles… but it’s not helping the ones that are dying today,” Fields adds.