(NBC) - It's not easy to move around a 115 pound tortoise, but when Peter Lowry's tortoise "Baby Lindbergh" disappeared recently, Lowry didn't think he had wandered away on his own.
"It had snowed and there were no tracks or any indication. The only thing I remember is the dogs barked at around 3:30 in the morning," Lowry said.
He called the police. After days of nothing, he got the call he was waiting for.
"I got a phone call last Thursday at about 10 p.m., and it was a girl who said she knew where the tortoise was, that a fellow she knew had received the tortoise. He didn't know it was stolen when he got it," Lowry said.
The case is still under investigation and the motivation is unclear, since financially the tortoise isn't particularly valuable, according to Lowry.
But he said this story isn't over until someone's been caught and charged.
"It's not a good signal to say 'Oh the tortoise is back so that's the end of the story' because it's not the end of the story. Everyone has been curious about what happened and why someone would steal a tortoise," he said.
As for Baby Lindbergh, he seems to be doing fine.