"Pokey," a missing brown African spurred tortoise, has been found.
His owner, Audrey Throgmorton, tells NBC Bay Area a man recently called her reporting he had found the missing tortoise.
"It was indeed Pokey and I was so happy," Throgmorton wrote in an e-mail. "I was practically crying."
Pokey was found at a park in north central San Mateo.
It is unknown how Pokey got there from where he was last seen -- Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA's entrance.
The tortoise was originally reported missing July 9 when he escaped from Throgmorton's Foster City yard.
The man who returned Pokey would not accept the $100 reward Throgmorton was offering.
"He just wanted me to be happy and was glad I got my pet back," Throgmorton said.