The Scottish SPCA is seeking the owner of a third tortoise found wandering in the Dumfries and Galloway area this summer.
We were contacted by a member of the public who spotted the creature trying to cross the road on Solway Drive, just off Pleasance Avenue, Dumfries, on Thursday (12 July).
Now named Dusty, the hermann's tortoise is being cared for at Dunragit Kennels in Stranraer.
Manager Peter Baker said, "This is the third stray tortoise we've come across recently and we're sure his owner will be missing him.
"Although tortoises have a reputation for being incredibly slow, they're actually really good escape artists because they can gather a fair speed and are surprisingly good climbers.
"Dusty was found in a residential area so it's likely he's managed to get out of his garden nearby.
"It's very lucky a kind lady spotted him as he was trying to get across the road and could easily have been run over.
"Our last two appeals were very successful and we were able to reunite both Whizz and Speedy Gonzales with their owners, so we're hopeful someone will come forward for Dusty.
"If not, we'll soon be looking to find this adventurous little guy a new home."
Anyone who recognises Dusty is being asked to call our Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.