Florida officials to vandals: Stop painting birds, tortoises

(CNN)If you want to paint your nails, furniture, house, whatever — knock yourself out. But stop painting birds and turtles; they don’t need to be prettied-up.

That’s the message from Florida officials, who rescued a painted white ibis bird this week, days after they found gopher tortoises illegally covered in hues of blue and red.

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    Stop it, people.

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