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.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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