ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – The search for a 46-year-old turtle named Churchy came to end Saturday after the pet was found by a kayaker in a pond.
The kayaker who found Churchy is a friend of the pet's owner, Joanne Wismer. A frantic search was underway for the pet turtle who went missing in Rochester Hills.
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Wismer said that Thursday, Churchy, a river cooter, got out of an enclosure behind her house on Parkdale Road near Miller Road.
A man found Churchy in the middle of the road and released her into Howett Park.
"I was just overjoyed," Wismer said. "I'm shocked. I'm just so pleased."