A little terrapin turtle has been spotted swimming around in a canal in Lincoln.
The adorable creature was spotted at around 3pm on Wednesday, May 10 by Igors Grinkevics near Stamp End Road.
It was a bit of a shock for the Lincoln man, who said he had never seen a turtle swimming in a canal before when he posted his pictures on Facebook page: You’re probably form Lincoln if…
Despite the initial panic that the animal may be in danger, local residents commented on the post reassuring people that the terrapin was safe.
Jo commented on the post: “They’re fine, no need to panic – it’s nice to see.
“There are some at Hartsholme and in other canals, there’s plenty of food!”
Stuart Harold added: “They are all over the country in lakes rivers and ponds etc.
“I found an absolutely huge one down Sincil bank a few years ago. Must have been over a foot and a half across.”
This is not the first time adorable creatures have been spotted in Lincoln’s waters.
Earlier this year, a number of otters were spotted exploring the waterways of Lincoln’s city centre.