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Owners Claim Giant Tortoise Found Strolling SoCal Suburb

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Photo of Clark the Tortoise posted on the Alhambra Police Department's Facebook page.

Photo of Clark the Tortoise posted on the Alhambra Police Department’s Facebook page.

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ALHAMBRA (AP) — A giant tortoise found ambling down a street in suburban Los Angeles has been reunited with its owners.

The Alhambra Police Department says a local family claimed the 150-pound reptile named Clark on Sunday, a day after it was spotted strolling on the street.

It took two officers to heft the creature into a patrol car so they could turn it over to animal control authorities.

The department posted photos of Clark on its Facebook page in hopes of finding the owner and cracked a “Tortoise and Hare” joke about officers capturing the reptile after a brief pursuit.

No word yet on how far the tortoise had gone from home when it was caught.

A call to a police spokesman wasn’t immediately returned.

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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