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:
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.
By Pinky Latt