Huge snapping turtle rescued from Baltimore gutter

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Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Animal rescuers in Baltimore said they were left scratching their heads when a massive snapping turtle was found wandering in a gutter.

Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter said the large snapping turtle was found Monday morning near Cherry Hill Park, during a time of year when the local snapping turtles are hibernating underwater.


"Some mysteries in life may never be solved. Like, are we alone in the universe? Which came first: the chicken or the egg? And, most importantly, how did this snapping turtle friend end up roaming around Baltimore City?!" BARCS said in a Facebook post.

The snapping turtle is now "safe from the elements and will get the care he needs," the post said.

BARCS said the snapping turtle would be transferred to a wildlife specialist and eventually returned to the wild.

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