The same veterinarian who fixed the turtle’s shell with fiberglass was astonished to reunite with it in the woods years later.
Several years ago, a veterinarian who works at Hocking Hills Animal Clinic in Ohio was presented with a box turtle that had recently been hit by a car. Because the case was unique, the veterinarian decided to use fiberglass to repair the broken shell.
Recently, that same animal doctor was walking in the woods when they were reunited with none other than the turtle that had been helped years before! The vet wrote on Facebook:
“Several years ago, a client brought me a box turtle that had been hit by a car. I used fiberglass to repair his broken shell and then released him in my woods.”
“Recently, while walking on my hillside, I spotted an odd pattern in the leaves. To my amazement, there was my old patient with the fiberglass still on… years later! Sometimes, being a vet is the best thing there is,” they added.
Several years ago, a client brought me a box turtle that had been hit by a car. I used fiberglass to repair his broken…
The clinic also reminded people to be aware if they see a turtle with a broken shell because the creature will promptly need medical assistance. Because the turtle was fully grown when it received a fiberglass shell, it was alright to return it to the wild. In other instances, a turtle may need to live in captivity until it is fully developed so it can grow into new shells over time.
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