Houston police called in the middle of the night to handle a massive roadside issue Twitter/Houston Police

Houston Police got the call in the early-morning hours.

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A massive alligator snapping turtle was in the middle of the roadway near Buffalo Bayou.

When they arrived, first responders found the giant reptile, estimated to be between 70 and 100 years old, in the middle of Memorial Drive and Waugh.

Police shut down the road at around 4 a.m. as they worked to remove the huge creature.

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The turtle, whom the SPCA calls the “weirdest” animal they’ve rescued in Harvey, is now safe–off the road for good.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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