Missing 100-pound tortoise found unharmed on side of NJ road

UNION TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A 100-pound tortoise is back with its owner after meandering more than a mile away from its northern New Jersey home.

NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1iESjwR ) a motorist spotted Sulley on the side of a road Friday and called the state police.

Pattenburg Volunteer Fire Company’s chief, Dan VanFossen, says they were about to go looking for Sulley on Friday afternoon when they got the call that the tortoise had been found. Volunteer firefighters and a search-and-rescue dog searched unsuccessfully for several hours on Thursday.

Sulley’s owner, Laura Roerig, says the tortoise went missing from a backyard enclosure in Union Township on Sunday morning when she went to church.

Roerig says Sulley is healthy and unharmed, but won’t be staying in the enclosure until it’s repaired. She says Sulley’s in timeout.


Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com

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