Meet ‘Chonkosaurus’: The massive snapping turtle sensation #Shorts

A giant snapping turtle spotted in the Chicago River is gaining internet popularity, even earning the nickname 'Chonkosaurus.'

RELATED: Meet 'Chonkosaurus,' the snapping turtle sensation

A massive snapping turtle nicknamed "Chonkosaurus" spotted by a Windy City resident sunbathing in the Chicago River is gaining internet popularity.

"Great to see this beast thriving here on what was once such a toxic river, but is slowly getting cleaned up & restored," Joey Santore, who shared video of Chonkosaurus on Twitter, wrote in the post. "Somebody planted a bunch of native plants up the river from here, too. I can only wonder this thing's been eating."

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