Escaped tortoise recaptured after police chase

Police in Alhambra, greater Los Angeles, managed to recapture a giant tortoise called Clark after a short chase through the streets.

‘The tortoise did try to make a run for it; but, our officers are pretty fast’, reported the Alhambra Police Department on their Facebook page. Yortoises can sometimes reach speeds of 1 mph.

Clark is an African Spurred Tortoise and weighs around 70 kilos. Keeping giant desert tortoises is illegal without a permit, but the police will not be prosecuting Clark’s owners.

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