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Temple: Police, animal control officers corral wayward tortoise

The "dinosaur of a tortoise" was found ambling around a parking lot, police said in a Facebook post. (Temple Police Dept. photo)
The "dinosaur of a tortoise" was found ambling around a parking lot, police said in a Facebook post. (Temple Police Dept. photo)(KWTX)
Published: Sep. 20, 2019 at 4:10 PM CDT
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Temple police and animal control officers corralled a wayward tortoise Friday.

The "dinosaur of a tortoise" was found ambling around a parking lot, police said in a Facebook post.

It turned out to be a pet that had escaped from a resident's yard, police said.

"The tortoise is now safe at home. It was pretty incredible to see up close," police said in the post.

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