Turtles live longer than most of the animals. This old turtle has experienced a human cruelty. A screwdriver was protruding from her back. She was discovered last fall laboring along outside the Illinois by Paul and Diane. They noticed that Tuttle had also been stabbed in the head.

Despite those gruesome injuries, the tough old turtle still refused to give up. Paul said, that she was very calm. She was taken to the All Pets Vet Clinic in Peoria for treatment. As it turned out, she was blinded in one eye and injured internally from the screwdriver. Her recovery road would be long.

Nine months after being rescued, the day came for Tuttle to go free in the wild. Unfortunately, the person who had tried to kill Tuttle was never caught.

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