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Local deputy rescues huge turtle, releases it to natural habitat in Newport News Park

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Posted at 8:57 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 20:57:10-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - That's one big turtle!

Local Auxiliary Deputy Jason Patch rescued a turtle Wednesday and released it back to its natural habitat at Newport News Park.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office shared a picture of Deputy Patch with the turtle after the rescue on its official Facebook page, hashtagging it with "#homesweethome."

Thanks to the kind deputy, the turtle is now back home where it belongs!