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North Valley family's missing tortoise found

The tortoise was found in a nearby wash after he went missing near Dove Valley Road and North Valley Parkway.
Credit: Stephanie Schlachter

A North Valley family has been reunited with their pet tortoise after he went missing near Dove Valley Road and North Valley Parkway. 

Stephanie Schlachter said Sully, their Sulcata tortoise, got out of their yard between Tuesday and Friday while their backyard was being remodeled.

The 25- to 30-year-old tortoise was found in a little "cave" in the side of a nearby wash.

Schlachter said Sully has been part of their family for over 10 years and was missed dearly while he was gone. 

Credit: Stephanie Schlachter
Sully enjoys some lettuce in his backyard after he was found.

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