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North Las Vegas police rescue turtles

By Jarah Wright,


A group of turtles are safe and sound after being rescued by officers from the North Las Vegas Police Department.

Department officials said crime scene investigators were called out to process a vehicle and they found red-eared slider turtles in the trunk.

Police said the animals were hot and dehydrated. Officials said they believed the turtles were stolen from a local pond.

The reptiles were picked up by Animal Protection Services and safely returned to their natural habitat.

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