ST. JOHNS CO., Fla. (CNN) A tortoise on a stroll in Florida wound up getting into trouble with the law.
The gopher tortoise was "detained" by law enforcement for refusing to clear the road.
A St. Johns County sheriff's deputy spotted it during a routine patrol.
He says he had a "heartfelt conversation" with the tortoise "regarding this risky behavior."
After that, he decided to let the four-legged creature go on his own recognizance.
But not before they took a selfie.
Gopher tortoises are the only tortoises that live east of the Mississippi river and are protected by state law.
They can live as long as 60 years in the wild.
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