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I found a turtle on the side of the road that got hit by a
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I have just come across your site. I rescued a turtle that
Hello Anna. I have just come across your site. I rescued a turtle that had been hit by a car a long time ago. The person I got him from kept him for 6 weeks making sure he was eating and stuck the rea… read more
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I find a spotted turtle on the road with broken shell it is
I find a spotted turtle on the road with broken shell it is still alive and moving I have it sitting on cotton balls with water what should I do … read more
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Our box 5 toed box turtle walked off of stairs and has 2
Our box 5 toed box turtle walked off of stairs and has 2 inch long cracks on the back of her shell near her tail. She bled 10 drops of blood now she has stopped bleeding and is pretty normal. We are t… read more
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Found a turtle in the road with a cracked shell, up towards his head. He's still alive, I put him in the tub with lukewarm water and put some silvadene in the crack, anything else I can do? I suspect … read more
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Found a turtle by the road with a huge hole in it's top, it is breathi
Found a turtle by the road with a huge hole in it's top, it is breathing and alive. but barely. Initially put it in water, then tried to sun it but the flies were bad. Inititally used tweezers to remo… read more
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I actually asked a question this morning about my map turtle
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found a tortoise crossing road. shell approx 5" long 4" wide.
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My neighbor brought me a fairly large box turtle with several
My neighbor brought me a fairly large box turtle with several bad cracks at the back of his carapace. They were full of fly eggs. I washed out all the wounds with antibiotic soap and a soft toothbrush… read more
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I have a small red eared slider turtle and my daughters friend
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i found a turtle in the road he was ran over. shell all cracked
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road and we suspect he was run over or attacked by an animal..grass
I found a turtle in the road and we suspect he was run over or attacked by an animal. The top of his shell is cracked and underneath near his front limbs is bleeding. I had him in water and we was not… read more
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I hit a box turtle with my mower. Shaved a 1 inch square of
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rescued..bleeding quite a lot in the last 3 days, but has stopped now.
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I have a box turtle and it fell. It cracked the shell and
I have a box turtle and it fell. It cracked the shell and there was bleeding around the crack and from the mouth. What do I do?… read more
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head down about halfway..shell, by the head) that is bleeding a bit
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side of the road in my front yard..lot of blood in its mouth..active
I found an Eastern Box turtle at the side of the road in my front yard. It's front right corner bottom shell is cracked and there is a lot of blood in its' mouth. It seems active pulling his head in a… read more
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