Tortoise duct-taped inside cereal box for 18 hours by Gumtree seller in London posting pet to buyer in Scotland
- Tortoise owner in Wormit, Fife, bought new pet on trading site for £100
- To his horror it arrived utterly immobile in a purple box of Choco Hoops
- Buyer said he feared animal would have died if it had been any longer
A pet owner who bought a tortoise on Gumtree for £100 was stunned when it arrived duct-taped to the inside of a cereal box.
The animal was reportedly left dazed and confused after a horror journey lasting around 18 hours from London to Wormit, Fife – 500 miles away.
The buyer said he was shocked at the ‘inhumane’ treatment and had paid extra money for a polystyrene box with straw bedding.
Instead, he received a purple Choco Hoops box with the pet stuffed inside.
The man, who asked to remain anonymous, told Dundee’s Evening Telegraph he already owned one tortoise and had bought a new one to keep his pet company.