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Portola Valley woman adopts tortoise refugees

Original post made on Jun 18, 2014

At the Hufty-Alegria home in Portola Valley, the sign posted on the gate clearly states: "Keep out, endangered wildlife habitat." In reality, though, Dr. Mary Hufty, a family doctor at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, couldn't be more welcoming in sharing her unusual pets: two California desert tortoises named Duke and Heston.

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Posted by Memories
a resident of another community
on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:32 am

Maybe her first tortoise "ran away" because she'd stuck him in a box for a year and he felt sad and lonely, so he deserted her.