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NM Press: Tiny museum tortoise taken

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Posted by: W von Papinešu at Tue Jul 31 07:55:34 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by W von Papinešu ]  
   

UPI 27 July 07 Tiny tortoise taken from museum
Albuquerque (UPI): A 1-year-old African spur-thighed tortoise has disappeared from the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque.
The small reptile, named Opie, went missing from his display enclosure in the patio area of the museum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Albuquerque Journal reported Friday.
"We moved the two lizards in, went back out to get the tortoises and one was gone within a 2-minute period of time," museum Director Bob Myers said.
Myers said he immediately set out to find Opie, which, at 4 inches long, is the smallest tortoise in the bunch.
"I wandered around Old Town real quick," he told the Journal. "I passed the word to the vendors on the sidewalk and the guy that runs the pedicab service to keep their eyes peeled."
"It's just very sad," said Annie Webb, who works at the museum. "It's part of our exhibit. It's part of the museum. It's valuable but also very sentimental."
Myers said to the newspaper that Opie has "special needs" as part of his diet and treatment.
Tiny tortoise taken from museum


   

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