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By Tom Ferrall
Staff Writer 

Tortoise 'Humpty Dumpty' recovering from Fallbrook fall


Last updated 5/5/2018 at 4:35pm

Photos courtesy of San Diego County Animal Services

Humpty Dumpty, with his repaired shell, is shown April 27, 12 days after his fall in Fallbrook.

The 90-pound tortoise that was severely injured when he took a fall in Fallbrook April 15 is recovering nicely, according to Dan DeSousa, director of the Department of Animal Services for the County of San Diego.

"He's actually doing very well," said DeSousa of the African spurred tortoise who – when apparently pursued by a dog – fell off a 10-foot wall in the 2200 block of Aqua Hill Road and landed on his back, breaking his shell in three places. "He's moving around and eating.

"Obviously, for the first couple days it was a little hit and miss with him," continued DeSousa. "He wasn't...

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