65-Pound Snapping Turtle Caught After Terrorizing People


An alligator snapper turtle was caught by authorities after roaming in the same northern Virginia suburb for about a month, according to the AP. The 65-pound alligator snapper, called Lord Fairfax, has an unusual face that belies the fact that it's a "living dinosaur," according to one official. The turtle is still a juvenile; it could become as big as 200-pounds and live "60 to 70 years." The turtle kept trying to cross a road in the Alexandria, Virginia region. Animal control officers first took Fairfax to the county animal shelter, then to the state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Ultimately, Fairfax was moved to The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk.  

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