Turtle Through The Air



This morning.

Julius Caesar, ‘JC’, a loggerhead turtle is being repatriated to Gran Canaria today aboard Aer Lingus flight EI 782.

Via RTE:

JC was discovered on a Donegal beach in January 2019, just 9 months old, suffering from hypothermia and malnourished. Today, 3 years old and weighing 25KG, JC will travel in a specially designed crate in the Aer Lingus cabin to a wildlife sanctuary in Gran Canaria where he will be monitored closely over the coming days before being released into the sea. Loggerhead turtles are an endangered species and thrive in a warm climate.

Turtle, rescued as a shell-shocked baby, jets off to Spanish sun (RTE)

Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

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13 thoughts on “Turtle Through The Air

  1. DaithiG

    “specially designed crate”

    Ha ha, it’s a fish box, and by the looks of it, there’s not a lot of leg room either.

    Certainly not Business class.

  2. Paulus

    The turtle lives twix plated decks
    which practically conceal its sex.
    I think it clever of the turtle
    in such a fix, to be so fertile.

    Ogden Nash

      1. Paulus

        I think McGonagall was a genuinely poor poet; while Nash played at being naive and simplistic:

        The cow is of the bovine ilk.
        One end is moo, the other milk.

  3. Zaccone

    Very cute. The poor turtle does look pretty squashed though, they should have paid for a business class box for him instead of making him slum it in economy.

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