Desert tortoise takes a walk in Tucson

Desert tortoise takes a walk in Tucson
Tortoise wandering in a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: Alicia E. Kirkland/See, Snap, Send it)
(Source: Alicia E. Kirkland/See, Snap, Send it)
(Source: Alicia E. Kirkland/See, Snap, Send it)
(Source: Alicia E. Kirkland/See, Snap, Send it)
(Source: Alicia E. Kirkland/See, Snap, Send it)
(Source: Alicia E. Kirkland/See, Snap, Send it)
(Source: Alicia E. Kirkland/See, Snap, Send it)
(Source: Alicia E. Kirkland/See, Snap, Send it)
(Source: Alicia E. Kirkland/See, Snap, Send it)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - It was a weekend for tortoises across the U.S.

On Saturday, July 21, a desert tortoise took a stroll down the block, according to several photos on Tucson News Now's See, Snap, Send it page.

Concerned for its safety citizens protected the tortoise from harm until law enforcement arrived.

Both law enforcement and citizens searched the area for 30 minutes, trying to locate the tortoise's owner.  Then a woman came out and stated she was caring for her sister's tortoise while she was away.

[MORE ABOUT the desert tortoise: https://www.desertmuseum.org/programs/tap.php]

After finding the person responsible for the tortoise, both the caregiver and tortoise were given a ride home.

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