This tortoise needs someone to take it for walks in Central Park
What could be better than toting a 20-pound tortoise around in a stroller?
Are you looking for a slow-paced work environment with just one coworker who promises to never even speak? Then this job is for you.
“Last year, I hired a wonderful person to walk Henry, my 17-year-old African tortoise, in Central Park. Sadly, she's moving away, so here we go again,” her job posting began. “I'm in search of a responsible animal lover to take Henry to Central Park on warm weekdays. I live a few short blocks from Central Park and have a pet stroller to get him to and from. Once he's there, Henry can roam freely under your watchful eye.”
And while Green requests all applicants be animal lovers, there is absolutely no tortoise experience necessary. But photography skills are a plus, as Henry has more than 11,000 Instagram followers and counting.
If you’re interested in the gig that pays $11 an hour, you better act fast. According to the DailyMail, Green’s posting has already generated hundreds of replies.
Before you sign up, there are a few other things you should know about Henry, according to Green’s Post. He doesn't wear a leash and is surprisingly quick, so you'll need to keep an eye on him. He weighs about 20 pounds, so you'll need to be able to lift him in and out of the stroller, and he is surprisingly energetic and fearless. The biggest thing to watch out for is him eating trash or kids trying to feed him.
The last woman to win the job was Amalia McCallister, who also beat out hundreds of other applicants for the position. In a 2016 New York Times feature on McCallister and her job, she offered up this bit of advice: “The way you can tell where’s a good spot for Henry is if there are weeds or dandelions. Because there’s no pesticides there, so he can eat the grass. He also really loves to eat dandelions. It’s like a field full of French fries for him.”