A massive 53-pound snapping turtle was rescued from a drainpipe in Texas after it became stuck.
A man was exploring a new development in Hockey, Texas, when he discovered the stuck turtle and phoned the Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas, ABC 13 reports.
The SPCA arrived on the scene and identified the turtle as a threatened alligator snapping turtle. They then called the Rosehill Fire department to help with the rescue because the pipe was too thick to open without heavy machinery.
The fire department arrived and used the jaws of life to spread the pipe so that the turtle could be removed. Unfortunately, after the turtle was removed several other alligator snapping turtles and other animals were found stuck in the pipe. Read more…
A video of a bear being rescued from a septic tank in Bolu, Turkey, has surfaced online, showing the fury that rises when Mother Nature gets trapped.
In the clip, construction workers can be seen inspecting, then later destroying what appears to be a concrete septic tank. After breaking a hole in the side of the tank, an extremely angry bear starts to claw its way out, and eventually emerges once the hole is large enough.
Though The Daily Mail and Metro reported the story to say that the construction workers stumbled upon the bear, it’s more likely that this was actually an effort to save the bear. The video even opens with a man inspecting the inside of the tank from the top. Read more…