Lit­tle lo­cal wildlife war­rior

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

TEN-YEAR-OLD Mitch Ral­ston was be­ing driven to school when his ea­ger eyes spot­ted a tur­tle cross­ing the road at Mowbray yes­ter­day.

Mum Sue swiftly ap­plied the brakes and Mitch ran out to save the tur­tle, who was headed in the wrong di­rec­tion from the nearby creek.

“He picked the tur­tle up and walked it down to the nearby creek to safety,” Sue said.

“He’s a huge lover of wildlife and was so ex­cited to res­cue the crea­ture.”

“We oc­ca­sion­ally see small tur­tles around near the creeks, but never one this big.

“Mitch usu­ally gets the bus to school and was very glad that he got a ride to school to­day and man­aged to po­ten­tially save the tur­tle.”

To the res­cue: Ral­ston

Mitch

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