Kylo Ren's Story

Kylo Ren was rescued from the Deerfield Pier

Kylo Ren was rescued after an unfortunate encounter with a fishing hook. This turtle had a hook in her jaw in addition to 3 within her digestive tract. Luckily the hook removal surgery was a success.

Kylo Ren received a strict vegetarian diet in order to discourage from eating bait in the future. After a few weeks at the Nature Center, we were proud to send Kylo back home. Unfortunately, a short time after her release, Kylo Ren returned to us with new hook injuries, and is being treated again. 

Patient Information
Kylo Ren
Intake Photo

Name: Kylo Ren
Species: Green
Age: Juvenile
Admission date and intake photo: 5.1.22
Ailment: Fishing Hooks
Weight: 11.45 kg


5/10/22 Hook removal surgery performed, two hooks removed with one remaining

5/12/22 Turtle passed final hook without incident

5/19/22 Turtle tagged and released!

7/23/22 Turtle recaptured during night survey, more hooks found in throat

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