The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.

Hokie’s release

Aug 17, 2007

Hokie was reported floating in a Marathon canal, April 2007. Turtle Hospital staff responded and were able to net the turtle and transport it back to the hospital. X-rays reveled an intestinal impaction and fishhook lodged in the throat. The impaction was cleared with mineral oil.

Dr Doug Mader removed the hook by sedating the turtle and working with the endoscope and long “grabbers”.



Hokie was released just North of the 7 Mile bridge by staff.


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