CHP Helps Reunite 250-Pound Tortoise With Owners in Santa Ynez - NBC 7 San Diego

CHP Helps Reunite 250-Pound Tortoise With Owners in Santa Ynez

And no, they didn't arrest it for speeding.

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    CHP Helps Reunite 250-Pound Tortoise With Owners in Santa Ynez
    California Highway Patrol
    This Sunday, July 14, 2019, photo provided by the California Highway Patrol shows a 250-pound tortoise in a patrol car that officers rescued after it wandered away from its home and was spotted on the shoulder of a road in Santa Ynez, Calif., about 100 miles (161 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles. (California Highway Patrol via AP)

    A 250-pound tortoise that wandered away from its California home has been rescued after California Highway Patrol officers found it on the side of a road.

    And no, they didn't arrest it for speeding.

    The CHP says it got a call about the big reptile Sunday evening. It was spotted on the shoulder of a road in Santa Ynez, about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

    Santa Ynez Animal Rescue picked up the tortoise before CHP officers arrived. The CHP located the owners, put the tortoise in the patrol car and delivered it to them about two hours later.