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Giant tortoise that fled zoo found 140 meters away

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Good to hear.

Her return home to the zoo was a top item on a TV news bulletin by Japan's public broadcaster NHK.

That's worth the coerced subscription. /sarcasm

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Best luck next time Mrs. Tortoise !

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Why did it take two weeks to find her ? This thing is huge !

How can she escape in the first place ? This thing is HUGE !

140 meters in two weeks, that got to be some kind of record !

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Were many REALLY even looking!

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@Bintaro

Look at the news footage. If you were going to design a perfect environment in which to hide a tortoise, you couldn't do better: Dense, barely penetrable undergrowth and thick, low foliage precisely the same colour as the beast's shell....

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But now, what will they show on Nihon TV in the morning? Will they find another non-story to send that 'investigation' guy they always send?

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I hope the terrifying, rampaging monster is locked up for good, this time etc.

Clearly, this could only happen in Saitama/Chiba etc.

If he wasn't guilty, why did she run etc?

Joshing aside; welcome home, Abuh.

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Dam they found me.

I was only looking for my mate.

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@lucabrasi

I didn't see any footage, but I'll trust your word for it.

Next mystery : how did she get out in the first place ? For the 2nd time ???

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"Fled"??

"Escaped" or "Wandered off", for sure, but "fled"?

I mean, we are talking about a tortoise. I don't think tortoises can actually "flee".

Just saying :-)

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I really hate cages! Set me free!

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One case where the hare would have beaten the tortoise.

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140 metres in 2 weeks, Ferrari eat your heart out!

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could a GPS device be harmlessly attached to her shell? to avoid future loss?

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Yeah, 140 meters in 2 weeks. And yet, that seems to satisfy survival of the fittest.

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Just wondering how hard it would be to spot a "fleeing" tortoise. A big thumbs up to Abuh.

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I swear that you could not make some of these news stories up in Japan. Plus its the added bonus on being on TV

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Should have called in Deputy Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) straight away. 'Listen up people. Our fugitive has been on the move for an hour. Average crawl speed for this giant critter, barring injuries, is 0.2km/h. That gives us a radius of 200m. What i want out of every one of you is a hard target search. Your fugitives name is Abuh. Now go get her'.

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That gives us a radius of 200m. What i want out of every one of you is a hard target search. Your fugitives name is Abuh. Now go get her'........ 5 minutes later. "Sir fugitive apprehended!"

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@BintaroToday 07:48 am JST

Best luck next time Mrs. Tortoise !

Some remarks :

Why did it take two weeks to find her ? This thing is huge !

How can she escape in the first place ? This thing is HUGE !

Short answer/guess would be cos everything is someone else's responsibility....

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I bet she could take (the current version of) Usain Bolt in a race.

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Glad to know Abuh was found safe. Although she was located so close to the zoo, who knows how big a circuit she might have travelled and what she might have seen during those two weeks?

I did get a smile from the surveillance camera videos of her escape. Sticking to the right side of the road like a proper pedestrian. Wonder how far she got before deciding to go off road?

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Needs to get out more.

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This article made me smile this morning, "steamed" out of the Shibukawa Animal Park, come on, STEAMED this comment is a bit over Exaggerated is it not? more like a slow amble or crawl, or plod would be a better word. if it was a heard of stampeding wilder beast, yes then Steamed would be a good word. as for the 55Kg, I would say it weighed a lot more!

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500K for finding a Tortoise ! Now please let me know the next time it breaks free... it'll become a fun Treasure hunt :D

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Why does Zoo put GPS device on her back? You don't have to pay reward 500,000 Yen every time she escape from Zoo.

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