Monday, September 13, 2010

Good Luck Hammock II

Hey, check it out--that loggerhead I found last June on Bear Island, NC (previously...) was released from the sea turtle hospital in June! (You can scroll down the patient list if you're so inclined...)

When I finally got a ranger there last summer, he took one look at her and said that she was dead. She wasn't, though she sure looked that way (pic, fairly disturbing). I really didn't expect her to survive; I'm under the impression that nobody did.

Props to the good folks at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center (to which one can contribute, incidentally, by, for example, adopting a turtle).

Anyway, this makes me very happy.

Good luck Hammock II. Be fruitful and multiply and have lots of little loggerheads.


Anonymous Dark Avenger said...

Turtles are able to come back from injuries that would incapacitate or kill other creatures:

I once rescued what I thought was a bloody, fatally injured mass of box turtle, still alive, resulting from a vehicular impact. I could see its organs hanging from the spine. I thought surely it would be euthanized immediately. I couldn't do it. A year later, in my vet's office, I was directed to the aviary where my box turtle was living. This one simply was allowed to regrow its shell. Shells can also be reconstructed.

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