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Pet tortoises frozen solid by the cold, Chinese netizens to the rescue!

Pet tortoises frozen solid by the cold, Chinese netizens to the rescue!

Adding to this seasonal cold front’s growing number of victims, pet tortoises in Jiangsu province have become dead-ass frozen in ice, garnering much sympathy from netizens on WeChat and Weibo. See for yourselves:

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Brainstorming has abounded as to how to save the unfortunate creatures from their icy tomb:

« Pour not too hot water into a basin, and put these tortoises in. If the water gets colder, slightly heat it up, » advised Weibo user @Shenyiyangdeyangmomo.

Meanwhile, fellow tortoise owner @Yujianlideyinyue suggested the warmer setting of sand for the critters, revealing, « mine was also frozen, but now he’s alive. »

Even Jiangning district police have joined the outpouring of support, regrettably warning that tropical breeds of tortoises may not survive, but adding that « Owners can use not too hot water to help dissolve the ice wrapped around the tortoises faster. »

Godspeed to these little guys.

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By Pinky Latt