A snapping turtle lived up to its name when it was being helped across the road in Colorado recently, giving the police officer handling it quite a scare.
Video released by the Fort Collins Police Services on September 13 shows a gloved police officer cautiously picking up the turtle in the middle of a roadway.
The turtle promptly snaps, causing the officer to shriek in fright, and his colleagues to laugh.
Undeterred, the officer carried the turtle out of harm’s way.
“We’re not sure where he was headed, but our best guess is that he ran out of gas and was looking for a Shell station,” Fort Collins Police Services joked. “For the safety of passing motorists and the wayward turtle, officers snapped into action.” Credit: Fort Collins Police Services via Storyful