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Enormous snapping turtle found in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A woman discovered an enormous snapping turtle roaming around Chatfield and Garrison on Wednesday, and brought the hard-shelled critter into her home, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

A post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page said animal control officers were able to relocate the turtle to a more suitable area.

“Even though the Colorado housing market is pretty tough, we were able to find him a new place to stay that included this lovely pool. We hope he enjoys his new home near South Platte Park where he will have plenty of space to swim and explore,” the sheriff’s office wrote.