The next morning, he was reunited with his reptilian friends, all unharmed.
"This 50lb African Spurred Tortoise with a wheel in place of his front left leg was taken along with approximately 15 other reptiles in a dark blue Suburban AZ plate TEDDIJO," Rakoci wrote on his Facebook wall.
Rakoci had recently arrived in Denver, Colarado, from Casa Grande, Arizona, with his reptiles — the naturalist and humourist brings his animals to schools to educate youngsters about often-creepy animals — when his vehicle was stolen from a Walmart parking lot, CBS News reported.
"It's pretty heartwrenching," Rakoci told ABC 15 at the time, referring specifically to Stumpy, the African Spurred Tortoise who uses a wheel as a fourth leg.
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