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Why did the turtle cross the road?

MASON CITY – A very large turtle – for North Iowa standards – was discovered trying to cross a road in Mason City Monday morning.

The turtle was spotted at around 10 AM making its way slowly across a bridge on South Delaware Avenue but had stopped.  A small crowd of bystanders had gathered near Curves to check out the beast.

One onlooker claimed the turtle’s shell was in the neighborhood of 24 inches long or more.  No one was sure exactly what species of turtle it was.  There appeared to be a small amount of blood near the turtle as well.

By 11 AM or so, four men arrived and were trying to put the turtle in a box, presumably to move it to another location.

There was no word on where the turtle was taken.

The turtle on Delaware bridge
The turtle on Delaware bridge
The turtle on Delaware bridge
The turtle on Delaware bridge

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That old boy is probably looking out of the frying pan by now, Tasty.

It is a snapper. It has an awful temper, and no sense of humor.

to get to the shell station….hardy harr harr.

Sure looks like a snapper from here. Saw a huge one up on 105 by Northwood a couple of weeks ago.

old snapper

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