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Rescued this guy from the lawn mowers

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  1. AcidElvis

    AcidElvis Member 5 Year Member

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    I was able to rescue this guy from the lawn mower in my community. I'm planning on putting him across the street in the wooded area of our park. I noticed that his head seems to be larger than most turtles in my area. He also seems to have a large white mass coming out of one side of his head. I've attached a pic. Any ideas what this may be?

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  3. AcidElvis

    AcidElvis Member 5 Year Member

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    He's actually quite nice and let me handle him. Simply by touching the abscess it jumped off like cottage cheese. I applied some sudocream, an anti septic healing cream. I'll keep him in my old Russian enclosure for a while to make sure it heals and then I will release him across the street in the park
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    Bless your kind heart. S/he is very lucky to be rescued by you.
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    How wonderfully kind of you! :<3:

    Good luck to you both.
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    You get my tortoise forum good deed of the day award
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    I totally agree with all the above. So glad you found him, are willing to help him and then release him.
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    mtdavis254817 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Can you cut the abscess out. I found one last week. We cut it out and he was healed in two days
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    mtdavis254817 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    These are the photos, and this is what came out. You could see the relief he had when we were done

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    love it when a happy ending story pops up :) , keep on tortin' :)
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    Eric Phillips Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Well, I'm hungry!
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    not for cottage cheese i hope! lol
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    That tort is lucky you found him !
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    Great job.
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    That abscess was VERY ripe. Make sure flies don't lay eggs in the open wound. It should heal up in a couple days.
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    When I checked on it today, it had closed up quite a bit. I applied some more antiseptic cream. I think he'll be ready to continue his life and in the woods tomorrow.
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    dont forgot to add pics of the release:)
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    We want release pictures.
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