Tortoise Seen Crossing Central Expressway Near Braddell
A Facebook video posted on Singapore Wildlife Sightings shows a tortoise trying to brave the perilous journey across the Central Expressway (CTE) near Braddell.
While the scene was rather nerve-wracking to watch, you’d be relieved to know that the little creature made it across the road safely, with the help of a Deliveroo rider.
Tortoise walks at the side of the road
At the start of the video, the tortoise was already seen walking at the side of the expressway, off the pavement.
For about 40 seconds, we count at least 10 cars and 1 motorcycle had driven past it.
While some cars came dangerously close to the tortoise, several cars went over the reptile luckily without running over it.
Saved by 2 drivers
When the tortoise made it halfway across the road, it seemed lost and confused, causing it to turn around.
Once again, it had to make the dangerous journey to traverse back to its starting point.
Thankfully, a blue Mitsubishi car noticed that the tortoise was in distress and stopped.
A Deliveroo rider then parked his motorcycle at the side to pick the tortoise and bring it to safety.
The Deliveroo rider placed the animal further back into the bushes, probably to prevent it from attempting to cross the road again.
Once the coast of clear, the rider was seen apologising to other vehicles for the traffic holdup.
Drive safely in case of animals crossing
Since Singapore is home to many wildlife creatures, it is not rare to see animals crossing the road. But amid heavy traffic, their lives could be at risk.
Thankfully, this tortoise was saved by the 2 kind drivers who were willing to stop and let it cross safely.
We hope this tortoise will find its way around Singapore safely and won’t end up in a dangerous situation again.
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Featured image adapted from Facebook.