When I got him unstuck, I put him in the water and he swum frantically then just stopped. I put him on his turtle dock under the basking light and he just put his head out on the dock with his eyes open. He was breathing but no bubbles or open mouth breathing. When I would approach him, he'd pull his head into his shell which is unusual for him. It's been about an hour since I found him stuck. He's picking his head up now which seems like a positive thing but he isn't moving from his dock and he's not moving his limbs. Normally, he jumps in the water when you go toward him. Clearly something is wrong. Perhaps he's distressed. I'm keeping the basking light on for warmth as I don't think he will move from his dock. I'm very worried about him. He seems so lethargic.
We live in Maryland in the DC/Baltimore area.
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