Thursday, July 24, 2008

Animal Rescue

I went on my usual walk and as I neared my half way mark, I spotted a tortise in the drain. The funny thing is that there were other people around but not one saw the tortise in the drain. I stopped to photograph the animal.Then I went to look for help as the animal needed rescuing for there was no way for it to climb out of the drain. It was a good thing a ranger had already reported for work and I had him rescue the tortise.The tortise I found is a Spiny Terrapin, an uncommon native forest dwelling species. It lives well camouflaged amongst the leaf litter, making occasional forays to streams and puddles. It feeds on fallen fruits and other vegetation.

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