To the Editor:

I read your Dec. 5 story about Whitney Southall’s love of turtles.

I was in Louisa Town Park a few years back. I came across a large tortoise one day—it was about two feet long. It stayed near a creek at the west end of the park.

I had called a vet clinic and I was told it would be okay to leave it alone. But later I found it had died, probably from cold weather.

I just hope this never happens again.

Thanks for your article.

Steve Samoheyl

Louisa

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