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Zeke, the missing turtle, reunited with Beverly family

After 30 days on the lam, massive media coverage, and the best efforts of a specially trained reptile-hunting dog, Zeke the turtle has been found in a Beverly backyard. He had traveled 1,000 feet and was discovered by a neighbor who wondered why his golden retriever was barking at a rock.

Zeke’s story captured the public’s attention after he escaped from the home of the Young family, which has owned the Eastern box turtle for 31 years. He made his slow getaway after the Youngs' cat, a naughty old fella named Bad Boy, opened the screen door to their backyard deck.

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