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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 11:01 AM
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Peanut The Turtle
Peanut The Turtle
Posted on November 3, 2011 by Kroten

We first saw her in redearslider.com about few weeks ago. Because our blog is mostly about turtles,we think it would be good to share about this poor girl so that human can be nicer toward us, rivers animals.

This is PEANUT:



The following is copied from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources :

This is Peanut the turtle. She was found in 1993 in Missouri and taken to a zoo in St. Louis where the six-pack ring was removed. Today she is in the care of the Missouri Department of Conservation, and is doing well. Below are some frequently asked questions and answers about Peanut.

How did it happen?

When she was a small turtle, she got the ring stuck on her shell. She couldnt get it off, and over time, the majority of her shell grew, but the area around the ring did not. If this had happened to a fleshy animal like an otter, the animal probably would have died from an infection. Since Peanuts shell protected her body, she was able to live with it, though some of her organs dont function properly.

more...
http://kamekroten.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/peanut-the-t... /




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aquamarina Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 11:15 AM
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1. It's been a long while since I bought anything
with a plastic ring but it's important to always, always cut the rings or anything with a loop in it.
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 11:24 AM
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2. I do that religiously
I won't put anything like that in the recyle or trash without first cutting it up.

How awful for the poor turtle!
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 07:17 PM
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5. Me too
People look at me like I'm nuts until I explain why.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 07:09 PM
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3. Amazing she survived. Imagine the difficulty swimming, feeding, etc. n/t
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 07:14 PM
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4. When I buy anything with that plastic I cut the hell out of all the possible openings.
I've been doing it for years since I saw ducks with those things around their necks.
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1620rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 10:17 PM
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6. Yes, I always cut them also...poor thing.
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freeplessinseattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 03:23 AM
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7. That just breaks my heart k&r
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 03:32 AM
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8. Recommend
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