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Group rescues ‘Mr. T’ and six of his snapping turtle kin

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Those jaws could easily take off a finger or two, or a hand. (Photo source: CMTR)

Central Mississippi Turtle Rescue saved seven alligator snapping turtles Wednesday including one they named Mr. T.

The seven turtles weighed in at between 30 pounds and Mr. T’s impressive 124 pounds. The rescue was from a lake being drained, and the group believes more turtles will emerge.

The nonprofit organization will test the snappers’ DNA to determine their origin and then release them back to the wild.

Mr. T weighed an impressive 124 pounds. (Photo source: CMTR)

The life span of alligator snapping turtles can be up to 120 years or more.

For more information, visit the CMTR website or Facebook page.

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