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Sea Turtle with Straw up its nostril

Discussion in 'Sea turtles' started by Cowboy_Ken, Aug 20, 2015.

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  1. Cowboy_Ken

    Cowboy_Ken Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Sea Turtle with Straw up its Nostril (watch it and it's size pop out at 7.50)




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    Poor baby :(
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    Ugh. That hurt
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    mike taylor Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    That's why you need to throw your trash away.
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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    someone need to tell him he's doing it wrong
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    sendie Member 5 Year Member

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    I heard about it Tuesday :mad:
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    That is so sad. Why can't people stop being pigs and put their trash where it belongs? I sure hope the poor thing never has another problem.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I kept yelling, "Grab the whole straw - forget about trying to get one end of the pliers inside the straw."

    Poor turtle. It was mighty painful.
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    Ya I saw this video on FB then mass shared it. My heart was going out to that poor turtle. I couldnt watch the whole thing, just to painful to watch, so my wife watched it and told me if they got the straw out or not. I am glad they did but can you imagine the pain :(
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    Saw that on Twitter. It got lots of attention on Twitter so hopefully it changed some people.
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    Oh my...that's sad. I can't believe how many trashy, lazy, slobs there are....it disgusts me to the max!!! When I went to the keys..."WOW" trash everywhere!! The ocean by this pier was full of beer bottles and cans!! All these beautiful fish swimming around beer bottles and cans :mad:. Hey I like beer, but I don't throw my empties in the ocean or on the street. Just freaking disgusting people!!!!! Sea turtles are the ultimate beautiful creatures to me, and all these slobs just throw their garbage anywhere and look where it ends up!?!:mad::( Ugh It makes me crazy!!!
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    That was really stressful just to watch. I broke out in a sweat. Such a sweet animal.
    Good on them for removing it. Looks like all they had was a swiss army knife for tools.
    But how could he he have gotten it so far in? You'd think once it got partway in, he would try to snort it out, claw it out.
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    Ah, on the youtube text it says:

    "The turtle very likely ate the straw and regurgitated the straw where it ended up in the wrong passageway. The nasal cavity of sea turtles is connected directly to the palate (roof of the mouth) by a long nasopharyngeal duct. "

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