Good Samaritan Helps Sea Turtle Get On Its Feet

NewsflarePublished: July 20, 2017Updated: July 21, 20173 views
Published: July 20, 2017Updated: July 21, 2017

A video has emerged from Cozumel, Mexico of a man flipping over a sea turtle which had become stuck on its back. Apparently, a mother turtle found the perfect spot to lay her eggs, but got stuck on her way back into the ocean when she accidentally flipped over. Fortunately, the endangered species was able to nest as one beach goer helped her get on her four feet while keeping a safe distance. Faith in humanity restored!

In the clip, which was filmed on July 17, we witness the heartwarming moment when a man spots a struggling turtle trying to get back on her feet, and turns the large reptile over so that it can haul itself back into the sea. What an emotional moment!

"I thought she was dead then she started blinking her eyes. I had to help," the filmer wrote online. This man is our hero as his actions are truly humane! Humanity needs more people like him in this world! Let’s hope he set the perfect example for others to follow!

While we are talking about rescuing turtles, take a look at this sea turtle that was almost split in half by a motor boat propeller - but local rescuers managed to bring him back from the brink of death. Jose the turtle was found on Torre García beach in Almería, Spain by locals walking on the beach. Luckily they contacted Equinac - a nearby non-profit organisation who specialise in helping sea turtles and cetaceans on the coast. Equinac volunteer Juan Cruz D’Amico said: “Jose was hit by a motor boat and a family who were walking on the beach saw him and called us. They thought Jose was dead because he wasn’t moving, but he was still breathing.

Talking about turtles, take a look at one friendly pet turtle by the name of Tank that has been in a family for about 8 years. He interacts with them and is involved in many things. Being a 37 pound male common snapping makes him a big turtle. Tank takes life in stride and is easy going. He see no reason to bite anyone and doesn't. Whether it's sun-tanning outside or cuddling on the couch he is docile and friendly. Tank is an educational turtle that visits many schools and organizations during the year. Life is good for the big man-turtle!

Did anyone other than the man in this video know that a snapping turtle this big can be so tamed? That's awesome! Although he looks quite scary, he is the most chilled out turtle that you'll see! But not all of them are like that. You can't be going out into the wild and engage one of these guys, as the wild ones are pretty dangerous. Be careful or you might lose a finger.

Are you as much of a fan of this turtle as the man in this video? Looks like they have a bond which cannot be broken. This turtle loves this man and this man definitely loves this turtle. Check out this dog-like turtle!

What do you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

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