Police rescue snapping turtle wandering down the road

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Hackettstown police received a call Wednesday afternoon about a snapping turtle wandering down East Ave.

When officers arrived, they found the turtle alongside the roadway.

“After a slow pursuit, the officer caught up to the 40-50 pound turtle and took it into custody,” police said.

Sgt. Sean Stone then carried the turtle to the Musconetcong River where it swam away, police said.

Luckily, the turtle avoided all cars along its journey.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo Courtesy: Hackettstown Police Department)
(Photo Courtesy: Hackettstown Police Department)