The fugitive tortoise baffled the police
Oregon: US police have asked the public on Twitter to help them find a “fugitive turtle” from a pet store.
The African tortoise, named Walter, is 30 years old and weighs about 25 pounds. He was kept in Crater Cabana, a pet store in Wilson Valley, Orlando, from which he escaped two days ago.
Turtles are usually slow, but Walter can be called a tortoise ‘flash’ because he can cover a distance of two miles an hour, even though he has tried unsuccessfully to escape the store once before.
In the same shop, there is also Walter’s brother ‘Wesley’ who is very fast but still his speed is much slower than Walter’s.
According to reports, Walter quietly fled the store on August 2 and the staff was unaware of the news. In the evening, while the turtles and other animals in the shop were being counted, it was discovered that Walter was missing.
CCTV footage revealed that Walter had walked out of the store a few hours earlier, while all the staff at the store were busy with other work and were not looking in that direction.
The only police investigation so far has revealed that a middle-aged blonde woman picked up Walter from a nearby main street and took him with her.
According to eyewitnesses, the woman was saying that it was her neighbour’s pet turtle which she would take to her house.
When no further information was found about the fugitive tortoise Walter, Wilson Valley police were forced to post a post on Twitter with pictures of Walter and his brother Wesley.
Police believe they will soon find out where Walter went after fleeing and who now has him.
But police are still puzzled as to how Walter managed to escape using his speed and intelligence at the same time.