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Vets remove fish hook from sea turtle's mouth

Posted at 11:11 AM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 11:11:11-04

SANIBEL, Fla. -- Veterinarians at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel recently performed surgery on a critically endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtle.

The surgery removed a fish hook it had swallowed and had gotten embedded in the sea turtle's mouth.

CROW workers are waiting to see how it recovers before deciding if they release it back into the wild.