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Battler turtle saved

(From ntnews.com.au)- He was found floating in Darwin”s south harbour, emaciated, with pneumonia and a smashed shell. But thanks to the fine handiwork of a four-person team at Yarrawonga”s Ark Animal Hospital this week, the ailing creature now sports a part man-made shell of fibreglass. It serves to protect the 30cm gash and smashed concaved area caused by a passing motor boat. Vet Rebecca Burgess said it was suspected the pneumonia was caused by plastic bags. “If they eat plastic bags, it causes them to vomit,” Dr Burgess said. “They inhale the vomit and then catch pneumonia.”


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