(AP) Bob is back. The folks at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History say a 2-foot-long snapping turtle called Bob was located Wednesday in a construction area.
A worker noticed the dirt-caked critter moseying along.
Assistant curator Leishawn Spotted Bear said Bob apparently had been with a group of turtles to be moved last September during renovations at a museum pond.
But she believes the 15-pound turtle went underground, at least for awhile, when his fellow reptiles were relocated to another part of the museum complex.
Spotted Bear thinks recent heavy rain loosened the dirt where Bob had been.
She said Bob appears a little thin, but is doing well and will get some treats, like minnows, to "fatten him up a little bit."
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