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Pet owners seek stolen South African Desert Tortoise

Amarillo, TX - A police report has been filed with Amarillo police to find a stolen family pet, worth thousands.

Family members say all they really want is to get their pet home safely.

The pets are South African Desert Tortoises, Bertha and Spike, and they belong to Robert and Mary Windham, who've raised them as pets.

Their third tortoise, Fred, was stolen Friday from a locked backyard enclosure.

The Windhams say Fred is 12 years old, about 85 pounds, and his life is in danger as it gets colder.

This kind of tortoise lives in a specially built enclosure, with heated tile, that's at 84 degrees.

 

 

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