Aww: Vet Finds Turtle Whose Shell She Repaired Wandering In The Woods Years Later

July 7, 2017


This is a shot of a turtle whose shell a veterinarian at Hocking Hills Animal Clinic In Ohio repaired with fiberglass years ago after it was hit by a car. When the turtle recovered, she released it into the woods near her home. And earlier this week she stumbled across her old patient! How about that! FULL DISCLOSURE: the turtle was full grown at the time of the repair so its shell wasn't growing anymore, this is not recommended for a younger turtle whose shell is still growing because it can cause shell deformation if not removed/replaced. Happy endings. You know I got hit by a car once but they ran and I didn't have insurance so now I walk with a limp and it feels like lightning bolts are traveling up my leg whenever it's going to rain. That's why I moved to southern California -- because it rarely rains. Plus, you know... "You wanted to get into p0rn." I have a knack for set design.

Thanks to blue16, who agrees it's always nice to run into old friends. Especially ones whose lives you saved because now they owe you.

  • Meh

    Humans loving animals always +1.

  • Kaizer Chief

    When did everyone decide that tortoises==turtles? SMH

  • GeneralDisorder

    "Box turtles (also known as crescent turtles[citation needed]) are North American turtles of the genus Terrapene. Although box turtles are superficially similar to tortoises in terrestrial habits and overall appearance, they are actually members of the American pond turtle family (Emydidae)."

  • comedy of terrors

    It's a turtle, not a tortoise. Box turtles are terrestrial.

  • Kaizer Chief

    Jeez, even the turtles are confused.

  • Munihausen

    Sounds like that turtle had a whale of a problem.

  • Ghost Pirates

    Must have been unbearable.

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