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Escapist tortoise may be looking for love

October 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A tortoise has turned into a bona fide escape artist.George, the 70-pound tortoise, has escaped from a Riverside home's backyard at least 10 times, the latest on Sunday.

George's owners think he may be looking for love.

A neighbor found George down the street recently.

The tortoise is back at home, safe and sound.

"Everyone knows George," said his owner, Rafe Janikowski. "We get calls from the neighbors -- we usually don't even know he's gone -- and they'll say George is walking down the street."

George is a rescue tortoise.

The Janikowski's took him in after some neighbors lost their home to foreclosure.


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