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#1 mobile

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:54 PM

Seen a few of these fellows during a recent holiday in Turkey...

 

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 03:46 AM

lovely photo's. :)



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:08 PM

Where's the bottom pic taken?



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:36 PM

They were both taken from the same place. The tortoises were in a walled garden in a restaurant. Apparently they roam free near the guys accommodation and he occasionally takes a few into work. There was another resatuatant up the road that had larger tortoises and also a few babies. That one had a tortoise house in the back garden that they would take people through to if they shown interest in the baby one in the front walled garden.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:07 PM

Shame they weren't just left in the wild. Innappropriate feeding will give them bad shell growth as is already showing. Why on earth would he take them into work? Strange man.



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:32 PM

He was a genuinely nice bloke and I don't think he intentionally intended any harm to come to the tortoises. He had a young family and I think he was treating them as pets.



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:45 PM

I think if it was me i would of hidden them and took the to the countryside and released them lol.as sue said they most probs will be fed all sorts of junk now :/ pretty torts tho,can tell they are wild as look completely different to captive torts

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:26 PM

I'm surprised someone has not stopped him as CITES have strict rules in Turkey about taking animals from the wild :(






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