Wendy Stokes with her tortoise Toby aged 109 who was returned after a year missing. See MASONS story MNSHELL; A pensioner left devastated when her pet tortoise went missing has been reunited with the animal a year on – after it was found 22 miles away. Wendy Stokes, 74, had given up hope of ever finding 109-year-old Toby when he escaped from her garden last May. The grandmother spent weeks trawling fields around her farm in West Hougham, Kent, for the beloved pet but had no luck. But she was stunned last Sunday (12/4) when she received a call saying the tortoise had been found.