Missing Peninsula Tortoise Found, Returned to Owner

By Kristofer Noceda
|  Thursday, Jul 25, 2013  |  Updated 6:53 AM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Reward Offered for Missing Peninsula Tortoise

Audrey Throgmorton is happily reunited with Pokey.

advertisement
Photos and Videos

Reward Offered for Missing Peninsula Tortoise

The search is on for "Pokey," a missing Tortoise.
More Photos and Videos

"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.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Running Dry
Coverage of the California drought. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out