POLICE helped rescue an unusual critter from the murky waters of the Forth and Clyde Canal today. 

A terrapin had found itself out of its depth earlier today. 

Pictures taken at the scene appear to show the creature entangled in weeds. 

Luckily, cops and animal rescuers sprang into action to save the animal. 

Police in the North West of Glasgow quipped on Twitter: "What the shell... Not what you see every day in the Forth and Clyde Canal.

"This terrapin is now safely with the Scottis Society for the Protection of Animals. We did manage to get a shell-fie before he was taken away."

The SSPCA told the Scottish Sun: "The terrapin has been handed to our care and is in transit to our centre.”