Sea turtles return to Villaricos

As happens every year, sea turtles have been spotted on the beaches of Villaricos laying their eggs. The actual locations of these nests are secret and heavily guarded by local volunteers (and protected by law), so don’t ask me about them, but I was sent some photos of the recent arrival of the big girls. I understand the bloke holding one of the sea turtles is a sea volunteer checking on the health of the Continue reading Sea turtles return to Villaricos

Turre tortoise amnesty

The townhall of Turre is holding a tortoise amnesty on Monday ahead of a new law that makes owning a local tortoise a criminal act. If you have one of these loveable little tykes kicking around in your back garden, as from the 1st of July you could be sent down for between 6 and 24 months in the local clink, as well as a hefty fine. It’s all been illegal to own one of Continue reading Turre tortoise amnesty