A RANDY tortoise has gone missing from his Costa Blanca home while his Brit owner is appealing to the public for help.
‘Tortie’ the tortoise escaped from the Camino Corrales area of Jalon last Tuesday.
He is understood to come from Greece, and has been in David Priaulx’s care for the last 30 years.
“I’ve had so many escapades with him over the years,” David, who lives in Jalon, told the Olive Press.
“He escaped once in Broadstairs, Kent, and he went to stay two nights in a local B&B.
“When we picked him up the owner gave me an invoice, saying ‘no one had ever stayed for free and he wasn’t going to be the first’.
“Tortie’s like my nemesis, but I love him and so does the whole family.”
David added that Tortie will answer to his name.
He cautioned, however, the spunky tortoise will ‘pick on anyone’ and is known to make a loud ‘shrilling noise’ when mounting the shoes of his victims.
UPDATE: A promising sighting has been confirmed in Llíber near the waterworks.
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