A common snapping turtle, usually found in the US and Canada, has been rehomed after being found abandoned on a street in Kent.
The creature was found by a passer-by in a box by the side of a road in Dartford. They described it as a "type of dinosaur".
Local animal charity Artisan Rare Breeds has now taken in the 14-inch-long animal and it will live there for the rest of its life.
- Wayne May set up the rare breed conservation and animal rescue charity for endangered exotic wildlife and abandoned pets and farm animals
- Last month, he welcomed the arrival of another rare animal, an Asian miniature zebu named Dave, regarded as the world's smallest cow species