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Deputies Rescue 100-lb Turtle Displaced In Hurricane Storm Surge

Published: October 17, 2022 at 05:57 PM Author: Penny Eims

Ft. Myers, FL –  Last night, a displaced turtle got a helping hand from deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. According to the agency, the 100-lb turtle was discovered on the wrong side of a sea wall and it was unable to get back to the beach.

The deputies suspect that the storm surge from Hurricane Ian carried the turtle inland, trapping it on the wrong side of the sea wall.

Thanks to the deputies, the turtle is safely back at sea. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to patrol the areas impacted by the hurricane to keep everyone (even turtles) safe!

(Image via Orange County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page)

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Chris Saranchuk
Chris Saranchuk
1 month ago

Great Job! Thank you.

25 days ago

Thanks so much for rescuing and helping Animals