published by Nicolas F on Jul 24, 2021 at 8:32 AM
“Going along like a turtle” is not just an expression. It’s a reality ! The proof ? Maxi the turtle has traveled 1 kilometer in year. She was found in the field next door, while her owners thought they had lost her forever. Watch the video to see the path traveled a year by this turtle.
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Maxi the turtle escaped in August 2020
A Hermann’s tortoise 14-year-old, named Maxi, took to the chase in August 2020. Jukes, her owner, was devastated. His animal had managed to escape from his home, climbing a wall of 30 centimeters. Jukes thought he had lost his animal for ever. A few days ago, Susie Thomas and Linda Rogers, two residents of the same neighborhood, in the English county of Wiltshire, made a strange discovery while walking their dogs in a field. The dogs started barking when they came face to face with the turtle shell.
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Two female walkers fall on the turtle in the middle of a field
The two dog walkers understood that it was not normal to find a turtle in the wild in England. They therefore decided to find the owner of the animal. On the advice of their relatives, they published an ad on Facebook. In just three days, thanks to the post’s multiple shares, Jukes stumbled across the post and reached out to them. “We made sure to ask potential owners to describe the turtle to us and send photos to make sure it was returned to the real owner,” says Susie. Luckily Maxi had a recognizable stain in a particular spot on her shell near the head and Jukes could be recognized as the real owner.
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His turtle has traveled about 1 kilometer!
Her turtle went missing for almost 11 months and she was found in her district, in the field next door, nearly 950 meters from his home. Which would equate to a run of around 0.00011 km / h if she had only traveled that distance for a year. Obviously, the turtle did not walk this path in a straight line and most likely lived in the area for a year.
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