Friday, February 1, 2013

Missing pet tortoise found again in dead father's storeroom after 30 years!




Manuela, a red footed pet tortoise belonged to Almeida, had disappeared during a home renovation, and the Almeidas always assumed he had escaped through a door left open by workers. However, it seems Manuela was hanging out for 30 years in the upstairs storeroom where Leonel Almeida, the father, kept all sorts of old junk he hadn't gotten around to fixing up.When Leonel died earlier this month, Leandro and his siblings decided to clean out the storeroom, and that's how Manuela came to be by the curb.The red-footed tortoise feeds in the wild on fruit, leaves, feces and dead animals, a professor told Brazil's Globo.com, but can go up to three years without eating.The family speculated that Manuela may have survived on termites while in the house.However, he did it, he has now been reunited with his owners and remains the family pet.
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