A massive turtle, estimated to weigh 30 to 40 pounds and measuring two feet in length, was attempting to cross Highway 212 in Eden Prairie, Minn. last Sunday, July 24. According to Eden Prairie police, an officer spotted the turtle in the highway, between Mitchell Road and Prairie Center Drive, and called for assistance.
Community Service Officer Spencer Barrie arrived on the scene and carefully picked up the turtle. Officer Barrie put the turtle in the back of his truck and safely relocated it.
"We appreciate all that our CSOs do for our residents, both human and animal," Eden Prairie police said.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms moving westward off the coast of Africa may pave the way for future tropical systems over the Atlantic Ocean in the weeks ahead.
Repeating downpours will raise the risk for flash flooding along the Gulf coast and lower Mississippi Valley through the middle days of the week.
Some Florida Keys residents are drumming up support against a new initiative to release genetically modified mosquitoes into their neighborhoods to fight Zika.
Summer calls for extra precautions when spending time outdoors, including taking proactive measures against mosquitos, ticks and other pests.Read Story >
The stench of rotting flesh will soon permeate the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) as a rare plant known as a corpse flower continues to bloom and releases an odor similar to that of putrefying flesh, botanists say.Read Story >