Rescued Snapping Turtle Rehab

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Odin was found with a hook through his top side of his beak, infection and maggots already set into his poor skull when found. He was presumed dead when I was called and arrived. A woman walking her dog near the local canal spotted him. I at first was trying to move the turtle into a safer location to decay when I saw movement. Immediately rushed him home and started trying to fix what I could. By that time his right eye socket, and nasal cavity were infested with dead tissue and maggots. I spent a half an hour removing every last disgusting larvae, and was able to save his life. He is missing an eye and has a large hole from his nasal passage through to the inside of his mouth. I decided with the counsel of other wildlife rehabilitators that the safest path for the rest of this 10 year old common snapper was to keep him in a safe clean environment. I am only trying to raise money for a 300 gallon tank that runs around five to six hundred dollars and a filter to accommodate which is another one hundred. All the money will only be going to making this turtle fulfill a long safe life even with the hardships that would otherwise kill him in the wild. I currently have used all my resources for him getting him what I could in a tote and with the cost of medications for him i'm tapped out. If you could find it in your heart to donate just a little and get this poor little guy a large enclosure he will never have to worry again I have already assumed all responsibilities just need some funding! Thank you so much for looking and I hope everyone has an amazing daynight/whenever :]
Andrew


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41963744_1568660586858510_r.jpeg41963744_1568661436320377_r.jpegWe call him Odin of course because the Norse God of Mythology gave his right eye for knowledge and since sadly this turtle lost his eye on the same side we thought it fit just perfect, not to mention he has quite a snap!

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Andrew McNaney 
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Fairport, NY
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