Snapping Turtle Halts Traffic On Ridge Avenue

PHOTOS & VIDEO: It wasn’t an MVA holding up traffic this afternoon on Ridge Avenue, but a Snapping Turtle. The 12 inch turtle apparently made its way out of the nearby woods, crawling into the roadway. At least one vehicle drove over the turtle, before a passing sanitation worker  moved it along with a stick.

Animal Control was called, but said it wouldn’t respond, and the turtle should just be left alone.

Caution: The turtle can be extremely dangerous and should not be approached by an untrained professional. (Watch it snap in the video).

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12 COMMENTS

  1. “Animal Control was called, but said it wouldn’t respond,” does anyone know what there job is ?? Any time u call them that’s what they say

  2. what is the point of having animal control period ! a complete waist of tax payers money .hire another despreatly needed police officer instead !

    other states don’t have it so why does lakewood need it and if thier is a dead animal sweep it into a garbage bag and despose of it your self

  3. Hey Sam, if you look in the article above you will they recently added 3 new officers to the LPD. What they really need is to hire some more teachers to teach you how to spell!!

  4. to mr.YOYO, we don`t need animal control??? just wait untill a “large dog” is terrorizing your neighborhood–AGAIN– who you gonna call?? ghost busters!!

  5. There is one that lives in Lake Carasaljo near the walking bridges by A Country Place. It might be a good idea to warn your kids to stay away from it if they see one.

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