A man trying to move a turtle from a roadway in Hamden was attacked and seriously injured by a dog last week.
The 54-year-old victim was driving along Evergreen Avenue near Whitney Avenue on July 15 when he noticed the turtle in the road, according to police.
He got out of his car and tried to pick up the turtle and move it to the side of the road when the dog attacked him, police said.
The man suffered serious bite wounds to his leg and forearm and was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Hamden police are trying to locate the dog, which is described as a black-colored, long-haired Labrador, according to police. The dog was wearing a collar.
Anyone with information on the dog is asked to call Hamden Animal Control Division at 203-230-4075 or 203-230-4080.