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Giant Turtle Pulled To Safety From Illinois Highway

CHICAGO (CBS)--A giant turtle was pulled to safety off the highway in downstate Illinois on Thursday.

Turtle On I-74
(Illinois State Police)
Turtle On Highway
(Illinois State Police)

Illinois State Police posted photos on Facebook of a man hauling the turtle off I-74 this morning.

Police responded after motorists reported a large turtle blocking traffic near Bloomington/Normal.

Callers were concerned the turtle would be run over or cause an accident, police said.

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