A tortoise and social media star is missing and her family desperately wants her back home. Ethel, the 2-year-old sulcata tortoise, wandered away from a home in Fairfield, California last Thursday while work was being performed on the residence in the Eastridge neighborhood of Green Valley near Rockville Hills Regional Park. Ethel's owner has turned her into an Instagram sensation and one of her fans and fellow tortoise owner is offering a $5,000 reward and a care package for her safe return. Pictures of Ethel wearing bows or costumes and enjoying meals can be found on the Instagram account "Ethel the Glamour Tort."
Animal experts say tortoises are not native to Northern California and if one is spotted, it can be assumed the animal is a pet.