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Old 07-07-2017, 02:16 PM   #1
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Vet fixes turtle broken shell, finds it years later

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Vet fixes wild turtle's broken shell, finds it in the woods years later
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And here's that turtle:


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" 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."





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Hocking Hills Animal Clinic
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" 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."





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Now the turtle can proudly say "no stickies!"
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Did you know that their ribs are integrally attached to their shells? I had no idea you could cover a turtle's shell with anything non-porous; I thought they had some kind of skin on there and needed to use the pores for air exchange like we do...see Goldfinger or the Wizard of Oz where someone painted with metallic paint collapsed from being skin smothered...though of course the fiberglass only went on the shell, not the under-carapace or the legs or head...still...I thought fiberglass got hot when it cured, and was toxic...learned something today!


Not that I plan on fiberglassing any turtles any time soon...but good to know it could be done. Notice the vet used cloth and not mat!
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