Video: Girl Tries to “Save” Non-aquatic Tortoise, Throws It into Pond
OutdoorHub Reporters 09.24.15
A word of advice: unless you are a qualified wildlife expert, please don’t try to “save” wild animals.
The girl featured in this video had admirable intentions, but the gopher tortoise she was trying to save is a land-based. After the girl mistook the tortoise for an aquatic turtle, she tossed it into a pond, but tortoises can’t swim.
Hopefully the gopher tortoise was able to escape the pond unharmed.