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Fresno Tortoise Runs Away From Home, Falls In Love With Drain Cover

FRESNO ( — A tortoise thought to be 100 years old got out through an open gate, and wandered more than six and a half miles from home before it was found.

The tortoise, named Touche, covered an average of 11 football fields each day.

Touche was found climbing onto a domed mount that covered a drain pipe.

The tortoise's owner, Nancy Knauss, thinks the Touche may have developed an attraction to the cover, which resembles a tortoise shell.

This drain cover, which resembles a tortoise shell, may have been the object of Touche's affection. The tortoise was discovered climbing on top of the cover, and returned to its owner.

Nancy and Touche have been together for almost 55 years.

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