Just How High Can A Tortise Jump?

News Publication: Rutand (Vermont) Herald
4/16/2010 11:15 AM

East Albany man believes 116 pound tortoise stolen

ALBANY - A man from Vermont's Northeast Kingdom says his 116-pound, 20-year-old African tortoise is gone from the enclosure where it passed the winter and he thinks it was stolen.

Peter Lowry says doesn't believe the tortoise could have escaped on its own from his East Albany home because it would have had to climb over a sheet metal barrier and through a plate glass door to get out.

Lowry tells the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus he has had the tortoise since 1991.

In the summer it lives in an outdoor enclosure. In the winter it shares a building with a menagerie of exotic birds.

Lowry is an exotic animal breeder. He also has macaws, cockatoos, other tortoises and some snakes.

Police say they're investigating.

CrazyasaCoolFox  Commentary:

How can you be certain it was stolen? Remember the story of the tortise and the hare? They said it was impossible for the tortise to win the race and look what happened. Besides, those damn birds were probably driving him crazy.
I'm very certain it ran away at an amazingly slow pace. lol


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