Yellow-bellied Slider Reptile Abandoned

The RSPCA is reminding prospective pet owners to do their research before getting a reptile after a member of the public found a yellow-bellied slider dumped in a glass tank next to rubbish in Denny Road, Edmonton, London. Animal collection officer David Eckworth said: “There was some white and pink gravel inside the tank and a small amount of water the terrapin was sitting in. But the lights and cables were broken and hanging in the water.”

The terrapin was rescued and has been taken to a wildlife sanctuary for specialist care.