Ireland: Lily the turtle – Hero in a half shell

Image via http://www.kilkennypeople.ieAbandoned by its owners and left to die, a turtle, native to the southern United States, has defied the odds and is now ensconced in a Kil-kenny home being looked after by two doting children.

Lily the turtle survived the snow, ice and floods of the last four months and being bitten by either a fox or a badger before turning up on the bank of the River Nore, near Thomastown, on Thursday evening.

A fisherman, Jamie McHardy from the village of Kells, spotted the female yellow belly slider turtle on the bank of the river and contacted the Kilkenny People.

Read full story HERE.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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