Thursday, September 29, 2011

Exotic pet tortoise is their new lawnmower

 The 140 pound African tortoise is their new pet

Baby the African tortoise

A Texas family has recently added an exotic tortoise to their collection of pets that includes three dogs and a rare bird.

"They said he would mow the grass and I thought, 'Well, that is great. I want him,'" Sandy Brown said. "He is more of a weed-eater I would say.

"For right now, we are calling him 'Baby' until we find a better name," Brown said. "We are open to suggestions."

Baby is already 40 years old. Some tortoises have grown to be more than 100 years old and weigh several hundred pounds.

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