If the tortoise could talk: Flash is back home again

Updated: July 31, 2020 10:20 PM

Flash is back! The 15-year-old tortoise had wandered away from Duluth home at the end of June. His family put up signs around town, hopeful someone would spot him. And someone did.


At the end of July, a woman noticed Flash in Chester Bowl. She called a friend, who knew all about Flash's disappearance.

Thanks to that connection, Flash is home again, enjoying snacks like blueberries.

Barbara Saiki, Flash's grandma, said that this is the second time he's escaped. The first was a couple of year ago.

"He's on lockdown now," she joked. They think it's because it's mating season for Flash, and that's why he went on an adventure.

"It just shows the good things in the world," Saiki added, about his return.

Her granddaughter, Neenah, is just glad he's home. 

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