September 2, 2009
Missing tortoise worth $8,500 found
Police in Florida said a missing tortoise worth $8,500 was found safe and sound in a neighbor's yard a few houses from her owner's home.
Crestview Police Lt. Jamie Grant Tuesday said Scooter, a 12-year-old spur-thighed tortoise, was found a few houses away from home nearly a week after she disappeared from owner Susan Dean's backyard last Wednesday, the Northwest Florida Daily News reported.
Dean said her pet, which requires a Florida Fish and Wildlife permit to keep, is now safely back at home.