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1,600 Turtles Escape From Georgia Farm

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1,600 Turtles Escape From Georgia Farm

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1,600 Turtles Escape From Georgia Farm

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More than 2,000 turtles were in captivity at a northwest Georgia farm. Turtles are not known for their speed, but somehow, 1,600 of them got away. The farmer suspects vandals tore down the fences around his property.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with news of a gradual escape. More than 2,000 turtles were in captivity at a northwest Georgia farm. The owner sells them as pets, or to the Chinese market. Turtles are not known for their speed, but somehow 1,600 of them got away. The farmer suspects vandals tore down the fences around his farm. Turtles known as snappers, eastern paints and yellow belly sliders made their way to nearby waterways and freedom - slowly. It's MORNING EDITION.

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