Missing Tortoise Found! Tortoise Knows More Than Expected About His Location.
Shelly the Tortoise had free roam of Erika’s large property but he usually showed up at Erika’s home every several days. Unfortunately, a week had gone by and Shelly had not returned home. Erika feared Shelly was either stuck somewhere, lost or that perhaps he had passed over.
I had always wondered if a tortoise would be able to provide good information about their location. Tortoises, as you know, are low to the ground and rely more on their sense of touch and ambient temperature than their eyesight. It turned out Shelly the tortoise knew more information about her location than I expected.
When I communicated with Shelly, he showed me he had gone past the fence on Erika’s property, he had not gone very far and then Shelly came up against a wood barrier that felt like the base of someone’s home. It felt cold and dark there. Unfortunately, Shelly was not able to get out and he felt lost and hungry.
Erika talked to one of her neighbors and found out that the neighbor had found Shelly under his porch. The neighbor did not know what to feed a tortoise so he was planning to take Shelly to an animal shelter.
Thankfully, Shelly is home safe and wandering Erika’s property again.
You gave me hope! You were right on about Shelly’s location! Thank you again!