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Turtles: 1600 turtles find freedom after daring escape from captivity

Though turtles are not typically known for their speed and audacity, a Georgia farm saw 1600 turtles free themselves in a daring escape from captivity.

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1600 turtles have escaped a Georgia farm and likely escaped export to China to become soup. (Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images)

Turtles escape from a Georgia farm Saturday.

Though turtles are not typically known for their speed and audacity, the farm saw 1600 turtles free themselves in a daring escape from captivity.

According to NPR, farm owner, David Driver, believes that vandals may have torn down the fences around his turtle pond.

"We had refused some people a right to fish in another pond and I think that was what caused it," Driver told WSB Radio.

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"They were just mad."

Driver said that he has been pleading with neighbors to help him fish the turtles out of their ponds.

Driver's turtles are sold to pet stores in Florida, while others, reported the Times Free Press, end up on dinner tables in China.

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