Huebler says many people had been calling and asking about Vern when he was missing, and that she even received a letter about her missing pet.
TOWN OF LAFAYETTE, Wis. (WEAU) - An African Spurred tortoise is safe at home again after disappearing last week.
Owner Nancy Huebler says someone recently found the tortoise named Vern near her family's home in the Chippewa County Town of Lafayette. She says the person knew who to call right away because of a story WEAU 13 News ran earlier this week on Vern. She says Vern likely burrowed somewhere when he got cold.
The family had reported Vern missing to the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department this week. Huebler says the 45-pound tortoise had escaped from its pen and wandered away from the the family's home.