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graymo21
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Hi. I found a baby turtle today that has a puncture wound in his shell. I think it\'s either a slider or a cooter. I am having trouble deciding between the two. He was belly up when I found him in the water today. I turned him over and let him go, but he was haing trouble swimming. I was afraid he might drown, so I retrieved him out of the water. I have him in some pond water with soem rocks right now, and he seems to be doign better. I just know he would bea snack for a critter if I had left him there. I read your first aid page, so I am going to put an antibiotic on him. The whole is small but rather deep. Any suggestions would be helpful concerning care and distinguishing his species.
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Can you give us some discription of what he looks like, how big he is, ext. Thanks!
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You maybe should have left it there then, its the circle of life, a wild caught turtle thats injured will probably die in your hands anyway.
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i disagree it could liveit has a good chance if hes putting medicine and taking care of it
ive heard of worse turtle wounds & the turtles lived
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