CHP Officers Catch Up With Slow Moving Runaway On Central Coast
It’s a photo from the Central Coast which has gone viral.
Two California Highway Patrol officers loaded a giant runaway tortoise into their patrol unit found roaming around the Santa Ynez Valley for a ride to an animal rescue center.
Someone spotted the 150 pound creature Sunday night on Edison Street.
The turtle was carefully loaded by two officers into a patrol unit and driven to a shelter.
Its owner later claimed the African tortoise, named Rufus. The big reptile had wandered off of the nearby ten acre chunk of land where it lives.