Sheldon the tortoise returns home after wandering to South Carolina

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 06:07PM
Happy homecoming for Sheldon the tortoise. Rick Williams reports during Action News at 4:30 p.m. on August 1, 2017.

CLAYMONT, Del. - It was a happy homecoming for a Sheldon the tortoise in Claymont, Delaware.

She had been missing for more than a month and the family who owns her had launched a viral search.

Somehow Sheldon slowly wandered away and ended up at reptile sanctuary in South Carolina.

Thanks to a big social media push, Sheldon was spotted and returned to her family Tuesday.

She was even given a nice treat of strawberries to welcome her back home.

No word on why she decided to wander off in the first place - maybe it was just for the shell of it.

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