TWO terrapins have been found abandoned on a street in Musselburgh.

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after the creatures were discovered together on Saturday morning on South Street.

Inspector John Toule described the dumping of the small turtles as "irresponsible".

He said: "Not only was it irresponsible of someone to abandon these animals, it was also an offence.

“People are often fooled into thinking that terrapins are easy to look after and don't fully consider the time and commitment required to care for them.

“They can live for over 30 years so the decision to take one on shouldn't be made lightly.

“However, they can make excellent pets for exotics enthusiasts and we always have lots of terrapins, many of which have been abandoned, looking for suitable new homes."

He appealed for anyone with information about the terrapins to contact the organisation through their helpline on 03000 999 999.