Monster snapping turtle saved from drainage pipe in Texas
, Last Updated: 8:52 PM ET
A massive 53 lbs. snapping turtle has been saved from a drainage pipe in Texas after it got stuck.
The animal was discovered by a resident who was out exploring a new development. The turtle was stuck in a dented pipe and struggled to keep its head up as water rushed over its body.
The resident contacted the Houston branch of the SPCA who determined the stuck animal was a threatened alligator snapping turtle, known for their dinosaur-like features and spiky shells.
The local fire department was brought in to help open up the pipe and free the creature.
After the turtle was freed, several other deceased alligator snapping turtles were discovered in the blocked pipe.
The turtle is now recovering at a Houston wildlife rehabilitation centre, according to ABC 13.
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