Snappy rescue in New London

New London police Officers Larry Lee, left, and Jim Suarez push a common snapping turtle onto a piece of plywood to transport it off of State Pier Road and onto the property of the nearby Old Town Mill on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Lee located a piece of plywood in the adjacent lot and the officers used that to avoid getting too close to the clearly agitated reptile.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
New London police Officers Larry Lee, left, and Jim Suarez push a common snapping turtle onto a piece of plywood to transport it off of State Pier Road and onto the property of the nearby Old Town Mill on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Lee located a piece of plywood in the adjacent lot and the officers used that to avoid getting too close to the clearly agitated reptile. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

New London — New London police came to the assistance of a reptilian resident of the city Thursday.

Using a piece of plywood, Officers Larry Lee and Jim Suarez transported a common snapping turtle off of State Pier Road and onto the property of the nearby Old Town Mill. Lee had located the piece of plywood on the adjacent lot.

New London police Officer Jim Suarez reacts at the sudden lunge of a common snapping turtle Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
New London police Officer Jim Suarez reacts at the sudden lunge of a common snapping turtle Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
New London police Officers Larry Lee and Jim Suarez relocate a common snapping turtle off of State Pier Road and onto the property of the nearby Old Town Mill on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
New London police Officers Larry Lee and Jim Suarez relocate a common snapping turtle off of State Pier Road and onto the property of the nearby Old Town Mill on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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