This turtle has had enough of winter!
Winter may still be young, but it has already been a rough one for many parts of the country, with snow and icy temperatures leaving many areas in a deep freeze.
Hibernating animals surely wouldn't be out and about in these conditions, right? Check out this footage of a snapping turtle under ice that proves otherwise.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife took this video in the Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge in Kansas.
We think it's safe to say this snapping turtle jumped the gun a bit.
He's moving about as fast as me in the mornings in recent weeks! While being trapped under ice would be a terrifying experience for just about any animal, U.S. Fish and Wildlife followed up the video with a tweet asking the public not to break the ice if they come across a similar scenario.
If you see a turtle under the ice, please don't break it! Snapping turtles can survive for up to 4?5 months without oxygen: https://t.co/BMn0ctfPHC
— U.S. Fish and Wildlife (@USFWS) January 23, 2018
We're sure the ice will melt by then anyway, right? It is already turning into a long winter and we're ready for the spring thaw!
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