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Posted 10/7/12 at 8:58 PM

Move over Rally Squirrel ... Torty Craig is back

The Rally Squirrel may have been an animal sensation during the Cardinals' march to their 11th World Series championship in 2011, but it wasn't the only one. Using the handle @TortyCraig, Allen Craig's pet tortoise is back on the Internet.

After maintaining a low profile for nearly 10 months, Torty emerged from hibernation Sunday on the eve of Game 1 of the NLDS. Torty has issued a series of hilarious tweets apparently from the Cardinals clubhouse -- although, the family treasure actually lives with Craig's parents in California during the season and postseason.

As for who's behind the Twitter account, Craig steadfastly denies that he or his pet are behind the messages. But, earlier this year, Craig told Cardinals Magazine: "I have my suspicions [on a culprit], but I don't know for sure."

-- Gabriel Kiley / MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent

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