The Almeidas' story starts out a lot like the usual pet-disappearance saga: Someone left the front door open, and Manuela, the family tortoise, went missing. We can probably guess what happened next: a long, fruitless search, tears shed, possible fates guessed at, implausible but comforting legends born and clung to and perhaps retold for decades... But that's not where this tortoise's story ends. According to The Telegraph, this tortoise has been found, after 30 years, in a box in the Almeidas' storeroom. Alive.
[via The Telegraph]
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