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USFlorida police detained a tortoise for blocking the road. He got away with a warning and a selfie

07:25  24 june  2019
07:25  24 june  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - A suspect named “Gopherus Genus” turned out to be a turtle who an officer “quickly detained ” for crossing the road too slowly but let "Gopherus was cooperative during the remainder of my encounter with him , so I chose to use discretion and let him go with a warning .

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - A suspect named “Gopherus Genus” turned out to be a turtle who an officer “quickly detained ” for crossing the road too slowly but let "Gopherus was cooperative during the remainder of my encounter with him , so I chose to use discretion and let him go with a warning .

Florida police detained a tortoise for blocking the road. He got away with a warning and a selfie© St. Johns County Sheriff's Office/Facebook St. Johns County Sheriff's Deputy L. Fontenot stopped a slow-moving gopher tortoise along a busy road north of St. Augustine, Florida.

Florida law enforcement detained a slow-moving Florida native after the suspect refused to clear the road when asked.

The gopher tortoise was walking along Nocatee Parkway, north of St. Augustine, when St. Johns County Sheriff's Deputy L. Fontenot spotted it during a routine patrol.

When asked to clear the road, the suspect, identified as "Gopherus Genus," age unknown, continued its stroll.

Fontenot quickly detained the suspect. The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the two had a "heartfelt conversation regarding this risky behavior" and the suspect was "released on his own recognizance."

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A turtle briefly “ detained ” for disrupting traffic on a road in the United States was let off by police after a “ warning and selfie .” The Department of Natural Resources recently urged drivers to watch for turtles and allow them to cross the road safely, saying roadway mortality is believed to be a major

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"Gopherus was cooperative during the remainder of my encounter with him, so I chose to use discretion and let him go with a warning," Fontenot said in the statement.

But not before the pair took a selfie.

Gopher tortoises, which are the only tortoises found east of the Mississippi River, are listed as threatened in Florida and are protected under state law, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. They are known for the deep burrows they dig for shelter, which are on average about 15 feet long, and they can live as long as 60 years in the wild.

Gopher tortoises tend to prefer high and dry habitats, the same places typically used for residential land development. This leads to an increased risk in road mortality for gopher tortoises, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says.

This species of reptile also spends up to 80% of its time in the burrows, according to the conservation commission -- so maybe the "Gopherus Genus" stopped on the parkway was just trying to get home.

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