Unusual Rescue of a Sea Turtle (5 pics)

Posted in ANIMALS       16 Jan 2012       10566       4 GALLERY VIEW

This 99-pound (45 kg) loggerhead sea turtle was lucky to survive a curious predicament.

 

The animal tried to swallow a puffer fish which inflated the turtle’s body to about twice its normal size in defense. As a result, the fish got lodged in the turtle’s throat.

After treatment, the lucky turtle was released back into waters of the Florida Keys.

Both the turtle and the fish are alive.



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Kingro31 12 year s ago
The pufferfish.....did it survive?
       
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raistlin 12 year s ago
The text claims it did
       
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orendadude 12 year s ago
Cool
       
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Mr. Ree 12 year s ago
Puffer fish are poisonous. After removing the puffer fish from the turtle, it was then safe to kill and eat the turtle.
       
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