ACS officers found the tortoise, named Walter O'Hare, on a park trail. It took both officers to carry him, due to his weight and size. Walter was taken to Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc. in Kendalia.
"We always recommend doing proper research before committing to any pet. African Spurred Tortoises can weigh over 100 lbs and live up to 70 years old! Choosing one as a companion is a LIFETIME commitment and should not be done so lightly.
While we are unsure if Walter was let loose or simply wandered away from home, we are glad he is getting the love and care he deserves not that he is with Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc."