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11/22/13 — Look who came to town ... and brought friends

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Look who came to town ... and brought friends

By Matt Caulder
Published in News on November 22, 2013 1:46 PM

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Franklin, a 60-year-old African spurred tortoise, crawls along the edge of Spence Avenue Thursday with his owner, Randy Gallagher, at his side, keeping Franklin from inching his way into the road.


Kristina Harris leans down to kiss Franklin after learning that kissing a tortoise on the head was good luck. Franklin's owner, Randy Gallagher, rescues reptiles like Franklin after their owners can no longer care for them.

Randy Gallagher might have looked strange on the side of Spence Avenue in front of Walmart next to a 300-pound tortoise Thursday, but he didn't care. He and his sidekicks -- six all total -- attracted quite a bit...

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