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Injured Okanagan turtle moving to rescue facility

A painted turtle is seen in this undated handout photo.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Nature Conservancy of Canada
May 23, 2020 - 2:30 PM

The painted turtle that was badly injured from the sticks and stones hurled at him by some Vernon children is going to be transferred to an island rescue facility.

"Remarkably the turtle is a trooper and developing quite the attitude. He has been under fantastic medical care and is responding well to treatment," reads an update by Pete Wise, from Wise Wildlife Control Services, adding that the creature has been on antibiotics and is eating.

"Arrangements have been made for him to go to Island Rescue for his recovery once he no longer requires emergency vet assistance."

Wise said May 20 that the turtle had been rescued by a mother and two children who saw it being attacked by a small group of boys.

“This turtle has no front feet, some of the tissue is damaged to the point it may rot right off and it’s going to take specialized care for the rest of his life.”

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