ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Ben the Turtle is a 50 year old, 300 pound African Land Tortoise. He travels with The Turtle Man, Randy Gallagher from North Carolina.
The Turtle Man runs a reptile rescue organization which he says takes in all abandoned pets without fur. He likes to make random stop during his travels to advocate for pets like Ben.
"It's a rescue animal. Let kids play with them and enjoy them. See something they can only see on TV," said Randy Gallagher, "The Turtle Man"
Ben started as an about two-inch long pet but decades later became too much for his owner.
The Turtle Man says he works seven days a week rescuing pets like Ben.