Lost tortoise is back home

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July 19, 2010 5:07:58 AM PDT
Lilly the tortoise is back home.

The 40-pound creature wandered away from the pen where owner Jeff Roark kept it in East Tennessee.

Tom Addair swerved to miss Lilly on a Sullivan County road.

He says it moved pretty fast for a tortoise, but he was able to catch Lilly.

Addair says he and his daughter feed it carrots and put it in a backyard baby pool.

A call to the Bristol Herald Courier helped reunite owner Roark and Lilly.

Roark offered the Addairs a reward but they refused.

However, the Addairs volunteered to tortoise-sit for their new shelled friend if needed.