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A large tortoise has been reunited with his family after he was found by the side of the road in Massapequa and his story drew attention on social media.
The animal — which veterinarians later learned was named Tito — was taken to Massapequa Pet Vet on Wednesday afternoon, thanks to a ride from a Nassau County police officer, who picked him up from the side of a road. The 77-pound African spurred tortoise immediately drew attention for his size.
Veterinarian Ned Horowitz said media attention helped alert Tito’s owners to his whereabouts.
“With all the publicity, the owner contacted us,” Horowitz said.
The …