A giant snapping turtle seen hanging out on some rocks in the North Branch of the Chicago River, is now going viral after being dubbed Chonkosaurus.
Two kayakers spotted a giant snapping turtle in the Chicago River recently and filmed their encounter in a video that's gaining attention not just for the size of the "Chonkosaurus," but also for their hilarious commentary.
Joey Santore spotted da "Chicago River Snapper" over the weekend and captured the now-viral footage.
"Great to see this beast thriving here on what was once such a toxic river, but is slowly getting cleaned up & restored," he tweeted. "Somebody planted a bunch of native plants up the river from here, too. I can only wonder this things been eating."
In the video, Santore can be heard sounding stunned by the animal he saw.
"Look at this guy," he says. "We got a picture of this most beautiful sight. Look at the size of that [expletive] thing."