1 Comments for this article

Tags: , , , ,

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — While kids will wait for Santa’s superfast flying reindeer to make their global trek tonight, it was a much slower set of animals that grabbed attention in Leland today.

Randy Gallagher, better known as “Turtleman,” was back in our area today. He brought his tortoises to the Arby’s off US 17.

Turtleman travels all over with the tortoises to educate people about wildlife. He says he loves to see kids interact with the animals.

Children we spoke with say the tortoises made for a memorable Christmas Eve.

“It was fun to ride the turtle. It was really fun,” Mikayla Branch said. “It went a little slow but it was really fun to ride on a tortoise.”

The kids had a blast riding Gerry, a 35-year-old African spurred tortoise.

Comment on this Story

Related News

(Photo: NC Education Lottery)
11 hours ago
0 Comments for this article
Brunswick County woman wins $100,000 Powerball prize
Read More»
Counterfeit money suspects (Photo: Leland Police Dept.)
2 days ago
0 Comments for this article
Suspects distribute counterfeit bills
Read More»
Pickleball growing in Leland (Photo: Helen Holt/WWAY)
3 days ago
0 Comments for this article
Push for indoor pickleball facility in Leland
Read More»