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Cantor's Giant Softshell Turtle, Malaysia. 20191108_165749.uhd

 


One of the most dangerous aspects of our work is this—removing a hook that is lodged in a turtle.

This softshell turtle was surrendered to us because it had a fishing hook lodged deep inside its mouth. It took us quite a while to remove it, and at the same time, we were worried for our fingers because they’re known to be ambush feeders (they can extend their mouth and neck very quickly to catch a prey). But Dylan managed to remove the hook!

https://youtu.be/Pvrgq2nk34E

Download a copy of our Chitra the Softshell Turtle activity book for a factsheet about this turtle. Available on our online shop www.turtleconservationsociety.org.my/shop

Video by D. Baylis and K. Fletcher.



Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) having a fishing line and hook removed from its throat, Turtle Conservation Society Malaysia hatchery, …

Source: https://youtu.be/Pvrgq2nk34E



 

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The Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia was established in October 2011. The aim of the society is to bring about the recovery of depleted wild populations of turtles, with particular reference to freshwater turtles, in Malaysia through partnerships with like-minded organizations, individuals and local communities as well as through its own programs.

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