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.”