Jack is Back! Family Finds Missing Tortoise

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DALLAS — We first told you about the tale of a tortoise gone missing on Thursday. Jack, a beloved family pet, vanished from his yard over the weekend, in an apparent tortoise-jacking. But now, Jack is back!

Apparently, a neighbor was trying to be a good samaritan and moved Jack from his yard to a nearby park, thinking that’s where he belonged.  The family searched for days, even offering a reward.jack is back

But it turned out that wouldn’t be necessary.

Wesley Richards, one of the owners, was on his way to work when he found Jack, surrounded by cell-phone paparazzi.  It’s no wonder Jack was such a celebrity. It’s not every day you see a tortoise Jack’s size walking around!

The family says they’re not upset at the folks who took him, but wish they’d known Jack was no wild water turtle.

We asked Jack to tell NewsFix about his misadventures, but he was too shell-shocked to talk.

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