FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – That’s no rock. That’s a…snapping turtle?

In an area of Colorado accustomed to finding rocks in the roadway, a passer-by encountered a snapping turtle on the pavement this week.

According to the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook post, the 20-pound turtle was removed from the road and handed over to police.

Snapping turtles are common in Colorado, says Jennifer Churchill of Colorado Parks & Wildlife. They are usually found near waterways or traveling from one water source to another.

But not, usually, on pavement.

“This big guy was released in a safe place unharmed,” concluded the FCSO post.

 

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