Girl Tries To Save A Turtle, Ends Up Drowning A Tortoise

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.