Aw! Deputy rescues tortoise

Citrus County Sheriff's Office photo

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Citrus County deputies say they protect and serve everybody – even this gopher tortoise. The sheriff’s office keeps its “defenseless reptile friends” safe, deputies said.

Deputy Vick found this tortoise Monday and rescued it from oncoming traffic. Vick put the tortoise back in the woods. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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