TODAY   |  November 16, 2013

Man takes his giant tortoise for a stroll

A Kentucky man is known for walking his giant, 11-year-old tortoise named Spike around his neighborhood. NBC’s Craig Melvin reports.

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>> for some taking a cat on a walk is pretty odd. what about this? taking an 11-year-old, tortoise on a stro ll. they usually go about ten blocks and once they hit the sidewalk, heads turn. a lot of folks just want to stop and pet spike's shell. the owner has to have a great deal of patience because as you can see there, that is not a brisk walk at all.

>> i guess why they only do it twice a week.

>> and it takes about three hours.

>> in the meantime, the hare is waiting in the wings