A discarded fishing net has resulted in a turtle having to have one of its flippers amputated.

A Russian tourist who spotted the distressed animal close to the shore in Phuket, alerted Mr. Chanyut Butkrim, 27, of the creatures predicament and between them managed to bring the turtle onto the beach.

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Turtle To Have Flipper Amputated After Being Caught Up In Discarded Fishing Net

Using a broken bottle they spent two hours trying to free the creature from the fishing net.

An official from the Phuket Marine Biology Centre confirmed the damage to the turtle’s flipper was so severe, it would have to have surgery and the flipper removed.

Love Pattaya would urge all fishermen not to discard their unwanted or damaged nets into the seas but to take them home and dispose of them safely.

Source : Thaivisa

Content : LovePattayaThailand

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