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Girl 'saves' gopher tortoise by throwing it in water

Published: Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 4:52 PM
Updated: Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 4:52 PM
By: Samantha Jordan

"So here's a little note to self if anyone runs into a turtle. Save it. Don't just leave it on the road. They're so cute. Turtle saving is a hobby!"

Those may have been the last words spoken around a gopher tortoise (not a turtle) before being tossed into a pond by a girl during a Snapchat video.

>> Read more trending stories reports that the video was shared on Reddit, but it's not known who the girl is or who she sent the original video to. 

Gopher tortoises are land animals that cannot swim, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They're also a threatened species found in the southeastern United States, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. 

It's not known if the tortoise that was thrown into the pond survived. 

Watch the video HERE.