Thursday, August 25, 2016

Elderly tortoise found 6 miles from home having apparent romantic liaison with drain cover

A tortoise thought to be 100 years old wandered more than six and a half miles from home before it was found.

Nancy Knauss said her tortoise, Touche, wandered out of her yard in Fresno, California, when a gardener left the gate open and the pet went on a slow-speed excursion across town.

Touche was found climbing onto a domed mount that covered a drain pipe. Nancy thinks the Touche may have developed an attraction to the cover, which resembles a tortoise shell.

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Nancy was overjoyed to be reunited with her longtime pet. She and Touche have been together for almost 55 years.

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