Lost turtle found thanks to local students

Posted at 1:41 PM, Oct 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-06 15:41:47-04

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    Freeland, Mich. (WNEM) — A heartwarming story about a cold-blooded animal, all thanks to quick response by local students.

It started when the Freeland School District got a call from a woman who lives in Falconview Estates, which backs up to school grounds.

Mrs. Alton said that on Wednesday her 22-year-old turtle, named Fred Turtalli, had slowly escaped her backyard.

When soccer players confirmed they had seen the lost creature; a local teacher took it upon himself to help it find its way home.

In a true tortoise and the hare story, Mr. Nixon’s Advanced PE class went turtle hunting Thursday, and found Fred in a snap.

He was returned to his owner, and she thanked the students, with some fresh-baked cookies.

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