Submitted by Steve on 17:12, 25th May, 2016 | 0

On the 11th May a very different delivery was made by the post man.

A stray tortoise was fond on L'Ancresse by a Guernsey Post staff member and brought into the GSPCA.

'Skimmer' as staff and volunteers have named the male, adult  tortoise was found on La Garenne.

As with many tortoise Skimmer is quite distinctive.

Each year we help around 30 stray tortoise which are handed into the GSPCA and we find the owners for nearly every one.

Thankfully he is safe and warm at the GSPCA, but we are appealing for the owner to come forward.

If you think that this may be your lost tortoise then please call the GSPCA on 257261 or pop into the Animal Shelter in St Andrews.

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Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager "On the 11th May the Guernsey Post dropped in quite a differenet postal delivery to the GSPCA."

"They dropped in a stray tortoise and with social media making a huge difference in reuniting stray animals we would like to ask the public to please share this picture of 'Skimmer' as we have called the stray tortoise, as it has certainly helps speed up the time in finding owners for lost animals."

"We currently have this stray tortoise at the GSPCA Animal Shelter which is an adult, male tortoise who was found on L'Ancresse"

Yvonne Chauvel Senior Animal Care Assistant said "Skimmer isn't the only tortoise at the GSPCA as we have 6 residents that live with us here in St Andrews."

"The 6 tortoise we have are Hilda who is 63 years old, Hugh, Tony, Ridley, Master Jeremy Vine and Scramble the youngest at around 5 years of age and they all help us with the educational work we carry out every year and live on our Tortoise Top Hill."

"Did you know a group of tortoise is called a 'Creep' and where they would live is called a 'Rockery'."

"We would love to find the owner of 'Skimmer' as we have called him and if anyone has any information please do get in touch with us at the GSPCA." 

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