07/29/2011 03:32 pm ET Updated Sep 28, 2011

Donny The Tortoise Stops Bakersfield Traffic

Californians are used to battling bad traffic, but the cause of some gridlock in Bakersfield is quite unusual.

A tortoise named Donny managed to escape from his owners' house and stop traffic in local streets. The Sheriff's Department even shut down a road while looking for Donny's owners. Watch the clip above.