April, 2012 – Graham Miln

Turtles in Parc de la Tête d’Or

Parc de la Tête d’Or has a sizeable collection of turtles in a pond near the field of deer.

My understanding, is that the turtles have been given to the park by members of the public who are no longer allowed to keep them as pets. This pond is an anonymous drop off point for these now illegal pets.

The limited sun bathing areas are crowded with turtles and they try to crawl all over each other. The resulting slow speed collisions and collapses draw a constant crowd of spectators.

Turtle swimming with its head just out of the water

Turtles swimming in a pool