Brothers Race Against Train Schedule To Save Trapped Turtle

by Rebecca Landman
Rebecca is a writer living the Los Angeles dream. She loves hiking, music, and crocheting on her couch to the background lull of Netflix. She believes our world is complex. By sharing and listening to each other’s stories, we unpack that complexity layer by layer, learning more about who we are and how we want to live our lives. She writes to keep learning.

A few years back, two brothers went out on a stroll along a nearby set of local railroad tracks, and spotted him.

A snapping turtle had wedged himself in between two tracks and was now stuck.

Animals lovers that they are, these two brothers immediately jumped to this struggling turtle’s aid. First, they tried prying him out of the tracks themselves — a choice most animal rescuers would sternly advise against, for fear of provoking attack.

While this turtle didn’t attack his heroes, he did aggressively resist their pulling. So, the brothers decided to call animal control for backup.

With a few more animal control volunteers on their side, these rescuers were able to finally free the poor turtle from his train track entrapment — well before the next oncoming train was slated to pass through the area.

Thanks to these helping hands, this lucky turtle was gifted a second chance at life.

Keep scrolling to learn all about how these brothers finally freed this struggling turtle.

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When two brothers were out for a walk beside some train tracks a few years back, they stumbled across a sorry sight.

A snapping turtle had fallen into the train tracks and gotten himself totally stuck.

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The brothers tried to pry the little turtle loose, but he resisted their help.

Not wanting to anger the turtle further and risk violent retaliation, the brothers promptly called animal control for help.

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Once a few animal control representatives arrived, they all worked together to wriggle this little guy free.

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With a decent dose of teamwork, these diligent animal lovers finally succeeded in rescuing this adorable turtle, well before the next scheduled train came rolling down the tracks.

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With one foot in front of the other, this turtle made his way back into the world.

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Turtles deserve to live their lives roaming freely in their natural surroundings, so the brothers were happy to return him to his normal habitat.

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With a few helping hands, this turtle escaped disaster and now roams free in the wild once more.

What do you think of this adorable turtle’s rescue? Have you ever rescued a trapped animal? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.

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