Turtle Spend 47 Years but Failed to Cross Backyard

85-year-old Holland Cokeley found a turtle in his back yard. He picked it up, and recognized it as his son’s turtle.

85-year-old Holland Cokeley found a turtle in his back yard. He picked it up, and recognized it as his son’s turtle.

“I picked it up, and I thought ‘Oh geez, this is Jeff’s turtle!’” said Cokeley. “It’s been here for 47 years, and it still has the same the same markings on it!” Jeff was 13-years-old in 1965 when he carved “JC” and “1965″ on the turtle’s bottom shell and then released it back into the wild.

Turtle with initials carved into it surprises man

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