ALHAMBRA (CBSLA.com) —  Animal Control officers in Alhambra would like to reunite a 150-pound tortoise with its rightful owner.

The hefty reptile was found about 1 p.m.

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Authorities didn’t want to say exactly where the tortoise was found hoping the person claiming ownership can establish a relationship through a location. (They don’t get far, you know.)

Alhambra police Sgt. Esther Rodriguez said two officers got the tortoise into a patrol car and took it to headquarters.

From there, Animal Control officer from Downey came to pick it up.

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The tortoise did not have tags or any distinguishing features, like painted nails, authorities said.

Officials are of the belief the well-cared-for animal is someone’s pet but haven’t ruled out it might be wild or abandoned.

The rightful owner should call Animal Control at (562) 940-6898.

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