Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Turtle gets fiberglass shell

A box turtle who had a tough time crossing the road in Aurora, Colo., has a new lease on life thanks to a local police officer, a clever vet and a new fiberglass shell. By the time an Aurora police officer found "Scorch," the turtle had been hit by a car, and was badly chewed by dogs along the side of the road. The sympathetic officer turned the mangled turtle over to Kevin Fitzgerald, an Aurora veternarian. The vet fashioned a fiberglass shell for Scorch which, he says, will eventually be pushed off after he develops his own new shell. Source

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