Runaway tortoise returned to home in Athol

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Athol police reunited a 40-pound African Spurred Tortoise with its owner Sunday, after it ventured more than a mile away from its home.

The six-year-old runaway tortoise was lured in by Athol police with some lettuce after it was found on Partridge Road around 6:40 p.m.

After it was determined the turtle belonged to an Athol resident, the pet was returned home with the help of Athol police, New England Aquarium, and Massachusetts Environmental Police.

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