Woman given 110-pound giant tortoise as pet

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by KHOU.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 6:42 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 10 at 6:46 AM

HOUSTON – A local woman was given a giant tortoise as a household pet and has been turning heads ever since.

Turbo is a 13-year-old giant tortoise and weighs 110 pounds.

I got him as a Christmas gift from an ex boyfriend,” said Brenda Hereeia.

People were doing a double take after seeing her walk her tortoise through Memorial Park just like a household pet.

“He’s very friendly,” Hereeia said.

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