Thursday, May 7, 2015

Animal Control recovers exotic species

Posted By on Thu, May 7, 2015 at 9:00 PM

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"A three-foot python and 50-pound African spur thigh tortoise are receiving care at Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s animal shelter after being captured in unusual places this week," a department spokesperson says.

Tallulah the tortoise was picked up near 32nd and Dieter streets, while wandering in the middle of the road Monday afternoon. Caa, the snake was recovered from an apartment bathtub on Largo Drive, late Wednesday night. Animal Control is not sure how the snake got there.

Tallulah and Caa are undergoing a mandatory five-day veterinary and behavioral observation by Animal Control. Tallulah will go to a licensed animal care facility and used for educational purposes. Caa will be available for adoption after the observation period.

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