Video: Girl Tries to “Save” Non-aquatic Tortoise, Throws It into Pond

   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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBtfgbBlf1A&feature=youtu.be

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