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The wanderer returns…eventually
5th December 2017

By Lloyd Lugsden

A family was surprised after its pet tortoise that had vanished was found six miles from home.

It took Stavi the tortoise 18 months to get to the other side of Bristol after escaping in May 2016. She would have had to cross the M32 motorway and six parks if she had taken the most direct route from Brentry to St George, reported the Metro.

Stavi escaped when owner Chris Barnes let her out into his garden, when he had only briefly taken his eyes off her.
“We couldn’t believe it when we had the phone call from the vet saying that Stavi had been handed in,” Chris said.