Tortoise spotted wandering streets north of downtown

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — An unusual sight was spotted in a Fort Wayne neighborhood on Monday. 

Resident Terry Ratliff captured an image of a tortoise walking down Spring Street near Tyler Street, just north of downtown.

“Blue” at his owner’s home

He said after posting the image to his Facebook, people claimed it was an African Tortoise. Ratliff said he also contacted Animal Care and Control about the shelled friend.

Ratliff later found the tortoise was a pet named “Blue”, and he has since been reunited with his owner.

Jazlynn Bebout

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