Man with tortoise, Kamakura

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Man with tortoise, Kamakura, originally uploaded by blather.

Man with tortoise, Kamakura, near Tokyo, Japan. This fellow appear to be out walking his tortoise – which, contrary to well known fables, was moving pretty quickly, trotting alongside him and doting over him like a dog. He had to restrain it at the pedestrian crossing to stop it from the road. When the light went green, he picked it up and carried it across!

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