Houston Police got the call in the early-morning hours.
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.
HPD rescuing an alligator snapping turtle wandering in the middle of Memorial Dr. at Waugh. CC7 pic.twitter.com/ewq7fk3SsE
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) September 12, 2017
The turtle, whom the SPCA calls the “weirdest” animal they’ve rescued in Harvey, is now safe–off the road for good.