If you're on Facebook you will have seen that I picked up a Malayan Box Turtle on a busy road on (Malaysia) National Day two weeks ago. We've called him Soup, because that is often the fate of these animals.
Soup is a Cites II turtle so he needs to be breeding somewhere. The national zoo, Zoo Negara, want him for their breeding programme. However, there's a tonne of red tape to be fixed with the Wildlife Department.
So while we do that, Soup is in our house, swimming in the little pond we made for him. Au ignores him, Guido loves him, and Target is terrified of him.
Soup will also be featured in my newspaper writing. I plan to use him for feature stories showing people why it's not good practice to buy exotic pets, or to release animals for "merit" as part of religious ceremonies.
I'll try and get some better pics up soon but work is crazy at the moment so it may take a few days.
PS UPDATE: red tape solved and an even better solution for Soup. Will Tell All on Wednesday...