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Land tortoise has quite the adventure


Mrs. Doubtfire happy to be on her home turf in Elmer City. - Photo courtesy of Sarah Shanning

Sarah Shanning was quite upset when she couldn't find her 7-year-old African land tortoise, Mrs. Doubtfire, who escaped from her yard in Elmer City on May 26.

Shanning put up fliers looking for Mrs. Doubtfire, and took out an ad in The Star newspaper.

Weeks later, on June 15, Shanning was reunited with Mrs. Doubtfire while at her job at the Tee Pee Drive In.

"We were beginning to lose hope about finding her, and then there she was!" Shanning said of the reptile, which she thinks is 7 or 8 years old. "She's happy now."

So how did the land tortoise get from Elmer City all the way to the L...

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