SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- A Spokane Valley woman was reunited with her pet tortoise Monday after it walked out of her sight Sunday evening.
Marsha Brewer said her 10-year-old, 30 pound tortoise Deb got loose yesterday while her family was having a barbeque in her backyard.
Brewer said Deb made her way through the carport and went for a stroll down the street.
She is not slow and if you turn your back for just a minute she s gone, said Brewer.
Brewer said a neighbor told her he saw a red car pull up, pick up Deb and drive off.
The family went out searching the neighborhood. Brewer even placed an ad on Craigslist for a missing tortoise.
The person who picked up Deb said she saw her and didn t know what to do so she picked her up. The woman took care of Deb through the night.
I was afraid that somebody just saw a cool pet and took her home and didn t want to find their actual owner, so I m very grateful. It s a great birthday present, said Brewer.
On Monday morning, Deb was returned to Brewer.