Redfoot Tortoise

Turtle encounters with motor vehicles produce the most frequent source of injured turtles received by the Turtle & Tortoise society.  The image below is of a Redfoot tortoise, Geochelone carbonaria.  The tortoise was brought in to one of the area emergency veterinary clinics, which turned the tortoise over to the Society for care.  The tortoise is not indigenous to the area and is most likely an escaped pet.  The white powder on the crack borders is and antibiotic which aids in bone healing.    The turtle is under long term care at a dedicated turtle care giver.  Click on the image below for a closer look.