Monday, May 07, 2012

Have you seen this tortoise?

A Dublin family are missing their 100-year-old tortoise. Florentine seems to have slipped out of their garden in Rathgar when a member of their family left the side-gate open. The family believe Florentine to be still alive – if he had been run over on the road you would know all about it, and tortoises are otherwise rather robust and can survive for astonishing periods without food.

Tortoises have been recorded as living for 177 years, so it is possible that Florentine's break for freedom represents some kind of midlife crisis. If you do come across him, you can contact his owner via Twitter.


Even more

EDIT: Panic over - Florentine has returned home. Or, rather, he has come out from where he was hiding in the garden.

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