Officials Hope To Reunite Wandering Tortoise With Owners

August 19, 2018 - 8:14 pm

COVENTRY, Conn. (AP) — Slow and steady wins the race — as long as you don't get lost along the way.

The Connecticut Environmental Conservation Police say they're hoping to return a wandering tortoise to its rightful owners after the reptile was discovered at a home in Coventry on Saturday.

The Connecticut Post reports that the conservation police responded after the African Spurred Tortoise was found meandering across a yard.

The African Spurred Tortoise is the largest mainland tortoise, reaching up to 30 inches in length and more than 100 pounds in weight, according to the San Diego Zoo website.

The conservation police say they're hoping the tortoise escaped from its home and can be reunited with its owners. Anyone with information about the tortoise is encouraged to contact the agency.