Tortoise found walking down street causes traffic hazard

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SURPRISE -- A tortoise caused quite a scene, as well as a traffic hazard, when it was found walking down a street in Surprise Friday afternoon.

A driver called police when she saw the large desert tortoise walking down Market Street near Desert Rock Drive.

Animal Control officers responded and took the tortoise to the department's animal holding area. The tortoise was unharmed and appears to be in good condition.

Anyone with information regarding the tortoise should contact the Surprise Police Department at 623-222-4000.