A person in Turre has been arrested for owning 16 tortoises.
The owners had them in their garden outside their villa, and the national police were tipped off by an anonymous phone call.
Agents raided the property and rescued the animals, which are now being set to Stalg Luft CREA, a habitat for endangered species up in Vélez Blanco (a bit cold for tortoises there at this time of year, but never mind).
The owner has been charged with keeping exotic pets and will shortly be up before the beak in Vera.
Beware – it’s illegal to keep, touch, interfere with or even (it seems) look at a local tortoise in the wild.
Can you help I’m the conserje at thalassa an owner has found two tortugas on the development I need to move them but to where I’m not sure other than back to the campo
Campo or police. Legally, it’s the police I understand.