Man stunned by charging turtle: 'It was really big'

At first, Bob Miller thought he might be under attack Saturday when a large turtle came charging toward him.

The Shiloh resident was over at his nephew's house in Shiloh. His nephew was leaving on vacation as in, he was getting ready to pull out of the driveway, and Miller was standing in the driveway talking to him.

"From under a bush comes this tortoise," Miller said. "He walked very deliberately, with purpose, right at us. At first, I thought it was a snapping turtle, but then I saw it didn't have that thick tail.

"It was really big. My nephew picked it up and it had to weigh 30 pounds or more. It was very friendly.

"It was obvious it was domesticated. We knew it had to be somebody's pet."

So there they stood, in Shiloh, holding a large turtle. Great, Miller said he thought, what do we do now?

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