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Giant Tortoise Apprehended By Local Police

According to a recent BBC report: "A giant tortoise managed to make it about a mile across a town before being apprehended by police. Titan, who weighs in at a whopping nine stone (60kg), was found in Kesgrave, near Ipswich, on Friday. It took three police officers to lift the wayward pet into a van and drive him home to his worried owner." Now that is one heavy tortoise! 

"Richard Aston said it was a 'mystery' how Titan made it that far as he had not broken through his shelter. 'Maybe he teleported there,' he said. When police called Mr. Aston, he was not at home so had no idea his 35-year-old pet African sulcata tortoise was on the loose. 'There was no sign of the fence being broken, and he can't jump over it - it's three feet high,' he said." How on earth did Titan manage to find his way out of his enclosed area?? All that matters is that now he's safe and sound!

 

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    "He said it was 'a bit of a mystery' how Titan, who measures about one meter (40inches) across, had ended up in a road about a mile from his home.

    'It's just another of his adventures,' he said."


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    "Suffolk Police said they were called by a member of the public to reports of the giant tortoise on the loose in Dr. Watson's Lane in the town, at about 14:25 BST on Friday.

    Officers who attended decided to take Titan back to his owner and it took three of them to lift him into a police van."


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    "Mr. Aston was full of praise for the officers, saying they were "lovely" and "went out of their way" to return Titan.

    A few days later, he said Titan was none the worse for his ordeal and was wandering around the garden enjoying the sunshine."

    We are so happy Titan was safely reunited with his worried owner! We just love a happy ending.


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