Surgeons In Thailand Make Heartbreaking Discovery In Stomach Of Dying Deep Sea Turtle
It is customary for tourists and locales to throw coins in city fountains for good luck. But!! While your coins will have no effect on fountains, it can be dangerous when you throw them in a pond.
Tourists dropping coins into a local pond in the town of Si Racha in Thailand has resulted in endangering animals living off it including one turtle that was on the verge of dying. The turtle swallowed coins thrown into the pond.
1 The turtle had been swallowing coins for 25 years
The 25 year old female green sea turtle in question was named bank after vets discovered she had swallowed coins being thrown into the pond. Tourists had been throwing coins into the pond for at least 25 years. Bank the turtle was discovered in extreme pain, abdominal swelling and stomach infection. A CT scan revealed almost 915 coins worth $57 in his belly and digestive system.