Wednesday, September 23, 2009

In The Slow Lane

He's Coming Out Of His Shell Now

A tortoise survived crossing five lanes of London's busy M25 motorway - and has been christened "Freeway". Driver John Formby spotted him and pulled over to rescue him. He said: "I thought it was a bit of debris. I went to swerve it but noticed it was moving - then saw it had a head."

FOOTNOTE: Head start.

9 comments:

The Jules said...

It all happened so fast . . .

Maggie May said...

Oh, poor little mite. I wish I had found him. Would have been scared to stop on a motorway to rescue him though.
I can assure you that the M25 can be horrendously fast ,with vehicles all driving too close to one another. I think both the tortoise and the driver who rescued him are very lucky to be alive!

Artist Unplugged said...

That is indeed a slow moving house on the road!!!

Brian Miller said...

i usually try to stop and save them if i can...wow, imagine that was quite a trip for the little guy.

Celebration of Life said...

....and once again the tortoise wins by a hair!

I have some great pictures of Alaska on my blog...come visit me, David!

Jo

Eddie Bluelights said...

The traffic must have been crawling!
Bet that made the tortoise come out of its shell!

Holger Thomas said...

Maybe, "Freeway" is attracted to motorways. In that case, he'd better keep it safely locked away...

Shadow said...

wheew!

Shrinky said...

Aw, c'mon David - have you SEEN the M25? The tortoise probably overtook everything there.