Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tortoise shell

My caretaker, Cleuson, brought me this tortoise shell recently. He said that he had found it in the brush next to the road. Then came the rest of the sad story. There were ten of them! Someone had killed ten young tortoises, scrapped out the edible parts and then tossed the remains on the side of the road. They would have gone unnoticed but for the smell. As I've said more than once, wild animals don't have a chance of survival around mankind. And mankind seems to be everywhere these days.

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