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Tortoise 'farm' is colony for endangered species

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BIRD ISLAND -- Many are the stories about the pet owner who fell for the pleading eyes of a puppy dog, only to have the animal take over his home and life.

Glen Jacobsen and his wife, Donna, can sympathize, only in their case it was a box turtle.

Today, their home in the countryside south of Bird Island has become the Jacobsen Tortoise Farm. Yes, their backyard holds the requisite, small pond for the turtles they keep.

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