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Gopher tortoises abused in Southwest Florida

Gopher tortoises abused in Southwest Florida

carnival online casino review Bargarh NAPLES, Fla – Gopher tortoises are very common in Florida. It is illegal to harass them, but that isn’t stopping some people.

https://www.baumaschinen-welter.de/4559-dde78630-single-frauen-ortenau.html Pictures of tortoises that have been painted were posted by FWC and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

the sopranos automatenspiele « Whether or not people realize the shell is living tissue, so you’re putting a toxic material all over, whether it’s the skin or the shell of just the shell, » said Joanna Fitzgerald, director of the wildlife hospital at the conservancy.

http://banglalista.taramonbd.com/1556-ph64451-stromectol-colombia.html The conservancy doesn’t see a lot of these cases, but taking off the paint these turtles can be a traumatic process.

site relacionamento para casados gratis « It can take time, you know depending on how active the animal is, how much will they tolerate us working with them, » said Fitzgerald.

site de rencontre pour blanc en cote d'ivoire yestreen While we were there interviewing Fitzgerald, two women showed up with a turtle that had been injured in a car crash.

« I picked him up and put him in the car,and as I got home, I noticed he had a crack on the shell, » said Christine Smith of Naples.

We showed Smith and Joanne Hartman pictures of those turtles with paint on them.

« Oh my goodness, » said Hartman.

« Was that supposed to be funny?, asked Smith.

Both women were angered someone deliberately hurt one of these creatures.

« How would they like to be strapped down and painted?, asked Hartman.

The conservancy’s animal hospital is open 24 hours a day, if you see a turtle injured for any reason or any other animal you can bring it to them.