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Snapping Turtle That Slowed NJ Turnpike Traffic Rescued By State Troopers

New Jersey State Troopers rescued a snapping turtle from the New Jersey Turnpike Friday. Photo Credit: NJ State Police/ Dan Cohen Fox News Channel
"You just never know what’s causing a traffic delay—a broken down car, an accident, debris in the road, or maybe, just maybe, a tortoise," police said in a news release. Photo Credit: NJ State Police/ Dan Cohen Fox News Channel

Traffic was crawling on the New Jersey Turnpike Friday -- as was the little guy causing the backup.

New Jersey State Troopers rescued a snapping turtle from the highway near Interchange 15W.

"You just never know what’s causing a traffic delay—a broken down car, an accident, debris in the road, or maybe, just maybe, a tortoise," police said in a news release.

"A couple of Troops made sure this guy was safely removed from the roadway before allowing traffic back into the lane."

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