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Large tortoise reunited with owner after wandering neighborhood

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SANTEE (CBS 8) - A three-foot tortoise is back home Monday after a few hours on the lam in the East County.

The big creature was spotted wandering a neighborhood in Santee at about 11 a.m.

Derek and Lisa Carnation and their son fed and took care of the tortoise and went around the area looking for its owner.

"That was the main thing we wanted to make sure he went to someone, went to the rightful owner I'm sure someone's missing him. He seems like a pretty cool little pet," Derek said.

A few hours later, a pair of teenage neighbors came by and claimed the tortoise. they loaded it onto a wagon and wheeled it back home.

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