A famous 'Ben' visited Albany and Lee County

A famous 'Ben' visited Albany and Lee County

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.

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