Turtle Rescued From Morning Rush

Old Snapping Turtle Made Its Way Into Traffic

By Arlene Borenstein
|  Wednesday, May 25, 2011  |  Updated 2:38 PM EDT
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It was the race of the turtle and the drivers today in Prince George's County, Md.

A senior snapping turtle got caught in the morning rush hour and snarled traffic at the intersection of Piscataway Road and Woodyward Road, officials said. The turtle maneuvered around the lanes in danger of getting hit.

Two Prince George's County firefighters, however, have been credited with rescuing the turtle. Ryan Ferriter and Wesley Auld successfully removed the creature and returned it to a wooded area near the intersection.

In a press release, their department called the duo's rescue fast and compassionate.

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