by Meghan Wayland
EAST ALBANY — Shelly the pet tortoise went missing Friday. He busted out of the large, grassy pen where he sleeps and grazes alongside a flock of dusty chickens. After an urgent Front Porch Forum post, a small wealth of Facebook shares, and handful of emails from concerned neighbors, Shelly was found to have traveled downhill, through a neat veggie plot and past the sheep paddock, to land near a greenhouse on the other side of the farm.
The search for him wasn’t exactly a high-speed chase. He disappeared, then sort of just reappeared in a different spot.
“I guess the grass is always greener,” adoptive owner Susan Beshar said Monday.
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