Fishers police rescues giant tortoise

(Photo courtesy of Fishers Police Department)

FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) – The Fishers Police Department rescued a giant tortoise named Alfred on Friday.

When a homeowner discovered the reptile, he called police.

“They thought that it probably needed to be rescued. So, we located it and we were able to determine that it probably was owned by somebody. It probably wasn’t just a wild tortoise because of its size,” said Fishers Police Sgt. Tom Weger.

Officials estimated that the tortoise weighed at least 150 pounds. Once officials realized that the tortoise was probably a pet, they spread the word on social media.

After a few hours, Alfred’s owner came to claim him. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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