Missing 50-pound pet tortoise is found alive and well

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Frank, a 50-pound pet tortoise, has been found in western Michigan after a two-day search.

Owner Bradley Clark tells The Grand Rapids Press that he got a call from someone who said the tortoise was munching on flowers Tuesday, 7 miles from home in Kent County’s Ada Township.

The female African tortoise disappeared Sunday from Clark’s yard in Plainfield Township, near Grand Rapids. Clark believes the 12-year-old tortoise escaped through a damaged part of the fence.

Clark says he got about 100 tips. Two girls found Frank about 100 feet from Clark’s home and released the tortoise in a field.

Clark plans to fix his fence. He says the hunt for Frank has been “kind of a crazy roller coaster.”

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