“Just when you think of having a lazy Sunday morning sleep-in, your skipper & Lily decides that it’s a swim day… Rise and shine buttercup. #93 to 100 crossings, coming up in May in aid of Cape of Good Hope SPCA. click “donate now” to contribute. Please.” – Howard Warrington
Terrapins are semiaquatic animals, living in our dams and marshes and have a preference for stagnant water. They are also omnivorous which explains why this little guy ended up swallowing fishing line hook and all.
It’s highly likely that he made a meal of discarded / broken fishing line with a baited hook. Admitted with the fishing line protruding from his mouth, an on-site x-ray showed the hook firmly lodged in his digestive tract. The hook had unfortunately caused too much internal damage and this terrapin succumbed to his injuries.
Howard’s Swim4Survival, is to remind us all to dispose of our waste responsibly! Funds raised will ensure that our wildlife team can be where a wild animal needs them to be, when they need them the most – when they are injured and suffering! Please continue to report wild animals in distress by calling 0217004158/9 during office hours or 0833261604 afterhours.