Days turned into weeks, and weeks turned into a month — until one day, Ward heard something peculiar out in the garden. She was heartbroken after many weeks without him, but didn’t want to give up hope.
“I heard this scratching noise, and knowing the sound tortoises make, I just knew it was Herman,” she told Cambridgeshire Live.
Ward and her partner Matt were instantly drawn to a pipe that sticks out above the ground in the garden. They’d searched it previously, but figured it was far too small for Herman to have climbed into.