Tortoise found with swastika graffiti on shell

Tortoise with swastikas on shell - WFLA

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — A tortoise found at Sawgrass Lake Park with swastikas painted on its shell, has been cleaned off and put back in it’s habitat.

Staff at the park found the tortoise over the weekend.

Someone painted three swastikas on its shell with a white correction fluid that’s used to cover typos and ink marks on documents.

Pictures of the tortoise surfaced on Facebook over the weekend.

The tortoise also appeared to have a crack in its shell, but officials believe the injury is old. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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