Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Snapping Turtle

I got a call to a residence in reference to a crazed snapping turtle on the loose in the front yard. We were able to subdue the maniac and place him in a large container to transport him to somewhere that he would be more comfortable. As we were driving he decided that he did not like the container and tried to make a break for it. In the following video you can see him walking on the back deck of my patrol vehicle's rear window. I would have taken a longer video but the memory card ran out. The entire trip he just paced back and forth.

There are some pictures of the turtle included below the video. We took him to a creek that feeds into a large river. He should be happy now.







1 comment:

Melly said...

That's a BIG turtle. He looks like monster trying to escape out the door. Did he let you handle him easily or was it tough to get a hold on him? WOW!!!!!!!!!!