Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road?
Reptile stops traffic on busy Boston road
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2010 3:43 PM CDT

(Newser) – A turtle trying to reach the safety of a riverbank literally stopped traffic yesterday in Boston, NBC affiliate WHDH reports. The elderly reptile strolled across a three-lane parkway at its own pace as some drivers stopped, some swerved, and two SUVs coasted right over the top of its shell. The snapping turtle scared off a state trooper by living up to its name before eventually being corralled by wildlife experts. Watch the video above or, to learn more about the turtle's loggerhead cousins who were rescued from the Gulf oil spill, click here.