Something you don’t see every day – a tortoise stretching its legs on the Western Lawns.
That’s what Herald photographer Jon Rigby came across on Wednesday (May 22).
Bernard is a young African Sulcata tortoise, who can live for more than 70 years, according to his owners.
He can also grow to a length of 33 inches and weight of a hefty 100kg.
They took their exotic pet for a walk along the seafront to sun the reptile’s skin in the warm weather.
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