Franky with webcam

Now we can see the world as a tortoise sees it. Franky, a 17-year-old tortoise at the pet shop in Gross Pointe Woods, Michigan, has a camera on its back: Franky Cam.

The camera weighs very little. Franky may now even be aware it’s catching a ride with him.

Franky walks around the pet shop checking out everything and everyone.

He’s a local celebrity; many people stop into the pet shop to visit with him.

You can see what he sees by watching the webcam.

Watching Franky is a fine form of Safe Excitement — endorsed by the Dull Men’s Club.

Did you know that the tortoise is the DMC’s mascot?