A well-intentioned, if ill-informed girl has come to learn the fundamental differences between turtles and tortoises.
This have-a-go hero took to Snapchat to announce to the world that she was about to save a turtle that she had rescued from the road.
Holding the ill-fated little guy, she says into the camera:
For anyone who runs into a turtle, save it, don’t just leave it on the road. They’re so cute.
Sadly, however, it is obvious to any viewer with even a passing interest in the animal kingdom that the creature she is about to lob into the deep is in fact a tortoise and not a turtle. Not just any tortoise either – she was about to send an endangered gopher tortoise to a watery grave.
At this juncture, it is probably worth noting that tortoises cannot swim.
She then smiles proudly into the camera, saying,
Turtle saving is a hobby
before throwing the hapless land-dwelling creature into the water.
Watch the full Snapchat video of the girl accidentally drowning a tortoise below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.