A lucky escape
Found beside the road having been hit by a car we turned around and rescued this little snake necked tortoise. His shell was cracked so we cleaned his wound daily and kept him in a small pond feeding him little worms and tiny bits of mince. Today he is much better, we released him to our pond at Morvern Valley with another snake necked tortoise.
This second one was found uninjured, but too terrified to emerge from his shell, understandably so – he was on a very busy main road, upon the double yellow lines!
The heavy rains over the past few months seem to have caused all the tortoises to migrate ponds – sadly many are injured…or even worse. Hopefully this pair will make a new home at Morvern Valley safe from any traffic.