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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 11:53 PM

Rescued Giant Sea Turtle Is Thrilled To Swim Back To The Ocean

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Reply Rescued Giant Sea Turtle Is Thrilled To Swim Back To The Ocean (Original post)
catbyte Sep 18 OP
Skittles Sep 19 #1
emmaverybo Sep 19 #2
elias7 Sep 19 #3
panader0 Sep 19 #4
DFW Sep 19 #7
Fla Dem Sep 19 #5
Collimator Sep 19 #6
Karadeniz Sep 19 #8
Blue Owl Sep 19 #9
Dem_in_Nebr. Sep 19 #11
red dog 1 Sep 19 #10
More_Cowbell Sep 19 #12
JuJuYoshida Sep 20 #13
love_katz Sep 20 #14

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 12:05 AM

1. 330 pounds!

wow

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 12:30 AM

2. I hope she finds new friends. She needs love, not just freedom.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 05:09 AM

3. Hope she finds a mate who doesn't mind getting an antenna in the eye

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 09:16 AM

4. When I was young, over 50 years ago,

I surfed a spot in Hawaii that we found from a sailboat. There was a giant
turtle there that we named Bennie. So our new secret spot was called
"Bennie's". This huge creature would surface occasionally and honk quite
loudly, then disappear. The ocean is filled with wonders.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 02:45 PM

7. The last time we were in Hawai'i

Over 15 years ago now (hard to believe!), my wife and I were snorkeling in a small bay on the Big Island, and I suddenly heard her yell in irritated voice for me to cut it out. Being about 100 meters from her, I was baffled, so I yelled back "cut WHAT out?" Then a small pause. Then a loud scream. A VERY loud scream.

She kept getting slapped on the shoulder, and thought it was me, teasing her. When she realized how far away I was, she looked up next to her, and saw it was a giant sea turtle. Although I doubt the turtle was hitting on her, it did seem to have a good time slapping her on the shoulder. She did NOT have a good time getting slapped while in water over her head, and made it very clear in no uncertain terms. I think they heard her on Oahu.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 11:56 AM

5. What a gorgeous creature. So happy they were able to save her.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 12:20 PM

6. It was cool. . .

The way she bopped her head up out of the water that last time. As if to say, "Thanks! I got it from here."

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:19 PM

8. Her noticing the water...like a movie! I think I read her mind...thanks for sharing!❤

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:12 PM

9. Take McConnell with you!

n/t

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 08:54 PM

11. Ew Yuck!

Talk about pollution!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:33 PM

10. K&R, thanks for posting, catbyte

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 11:58 PM

12. Thanks, Catbyte, for another great video

I hope she lives a long happy life.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 04:46 PM

13. I balled my eyes out! What a wonderful majestic creature!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 11:49 PM

14. I so LOVE these videos and stories.

And, yeah, my cheeks are wet. Thank you so very much for posting.

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