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Escaped 100-lb tortoise named Sheldon now safe and sound at Diboll home

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Source: Diboll Police Department Source: Diboll Police Department
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Source: Diboll Police Department Source: Diboll Police Department
DIBOLL, TX (KTRE) -

Monday marked a first for a Diboll PD sergeant.

Sgt. Brandan Lovell went on an animal call involving a 100-pound tortoise named Sheldon that escaped from a fenced backyard.
“I have been on numerous different animal calls, but today was a new one for me,” Lovell said in a post on the Diboll Police Department’s Facebook page.

Sheldon, who is 48 years old, managed to get 100 yards from his home before he was reported by a citizen. At that point. Sheldon’s family coaxed him to their car with an apple, loaded him up, and took him home.

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