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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.

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