100s of titles, one news app for just $10 a month.
Dive Deeper:
Get all your news in one place
Latest National news:
Tis the season to be foraging for feijoas
On the hunt for Canberra's largest feijoa; and a delicious feijoa cake.
Read news from The Economist, FT, Bloomberg and more, with one subscription
Learn More
GOOD: 2.6 Million Aussie Workers Will Be Entitled To Paid Domestic & Family Violence Leave
The Fair Work Commission backed 10 days of paid domestic and family violence leave for employees under modern awards.
We Need To Talk About Australia’s Role In Radicalising The Buffalo Shooter Into White Supremacy
The Buffalo shooter was inspired by Christchurch and Australian white supremacy to carry out his racist attack on Black Americans.
Australian election briefing: Morrison’s housing sales pitch knocked off course as Albanese dodges a digger — plus ‘polite incentives’
Monday: the best of Guardian Australia’s 2022 federal election coverage
Will Australia’s opinion polls be more accurate in 2022 than at the last election?
Polling companies have introduced new techniques since they failed to predict Scott Morrison’s 2019 election win. Now they anxiously wait…
From analysis to good news, read the world’s best news in one place
Knight coach gives nod to winger's move
"To go back and be reacquainted with his sisters and get to finish his career back there. It is hard…
Ex-Raider threw nightclub punch in self-defence after 'gay experience' remark
The 24-year-old was on Monday acquitted of the assault charge that ended his Raiders career.

Lost tortoise in good health after unfounded fears over its red feet

By Matthew Cooper

A “huge” stray tortoise is said to be in good health after being found in a Staffordshire field.

The RSPCA, which was called out to the unusual discovery near the village of Church Eaton, is appealing for help to reunite the rare red-footed tortoise with its owner.

The animal charity said the reptile was checked over and found to be fine on Tuesday despite initial concern that his back feet were bleeding.

There was no sign on examination of any cuts or bleeding so we let him wander around the surgery. He appears to be in good health

RSPCA Inspector Heather Morris

RSPCA inspector Heather Morris, who collected the tortoise and took him to a vet, said: “He is quite a size, so I can understand why he was spotted – he is just beautiful.

“I normally pick up little tortoises but he is huge!

“When I went to collect him I took a large bird box with me, but I soon realised he wasn’t going to fit! He was over nine kilogrammes.

“There was no sign on examination of any cuts or bleeding so we let him wander around the surgery. He appears to be in good health.

“Unfortunately he isn’t microchipped so we don’t know where he has come from, so if anyone has any information about his owner we would urge them to get in touch with us.


“Hopefully we can track them down and get him safely home. We do sadly deal with a lot of abandoned exotic pets, so I hope this isn’t the case here.”

The RSPCA said tortoise owners often let their pets out in the garden during sunny weather, and they can become very active in the warm temperatures and sunshine.

“It’s really important that owners keep a close eye on their pets when outside or have a secure run to keep them in to keep them safe from other animals, and to ensure they can’t escape,” Ms Morris added.

Anyone with information about the tortoise is asked to call the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

What is inkl?
The world’s most important news, from 100+ trusted global sources, in one place.
Morning Edition
Your daily
news overview

Morning Edition ensures you start your day well informed.

No paywalls, no clickbait, no ads
Enjoy beautiful reading

Content is only half the story. The world's best news experience is free from distraction: ad-free, clickbait-free, and beautifully designed.

Expert Curation
The news you need to know

Stories are ranked by proprietary algorithms based on importance and curated by real news journalists to ensure that you receive the most important stories as they break.