The Scottish SPCA is seeking the owner of a stray tortoise found crossing a Stirling street wearing a dog tag.
Scotland's animal welfare charity was called to rescue the exotic creature after a passer-by spotted him crawling across Main Street on Saturday.
The tortoise was found with a dog identity tag glued to his shell, however the phone number on the tag is no longer in use and the Scottish SPCA has been unable to trace his owner.
Now named Noddy, the animal is being cared for at the charity's Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre at Balerno in Edinburgh.
Assistant centre manager Kenny Sharpe said: "Noddy is a male Hermanns tortoise and he's a friendly wee guy, although his shell isn't in the best condition. When we saw he had an identity tag stuck to him we thought we'd have no problem reaching his owner, but unfortunately the details have not been kept up to date.
"The telephone number has an Arbroath dialling code so this may be a clue to how far Noddy has travelled. However, he may have been rehomed since the tag was put on or it could be that he has been missing for a long period of time, either way, we'd love to see him in a good home receiving the care and attention he deserves."
Anyone who recognises Noddy is being asked to call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.