An unusual visitor to Broulee Beach has had a lucky rescue, courtesy of WIRES volunteers and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
A green turtle was seen floundering in the waves at Broulee beach on the evening of Friday, September 29.
WIRES mid south coast branch member Rachel, in conjunction with the National Parks and Wildlife Service rescued the turtle.
The turtle, who is suspected to be female, was transported down to an experienced carer in Merimbula.
The turtle was kept on heat overnight.
The carer said the turtle had normal bowel movements this morning, which was significant as it was originally suspected of ingesting plastics. Plastics can block marine animals digestive systems with disastrous results.
The turtle will remain in care until its condition improves.
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