A trooper with the Oregon State Police played the role of savior Wednesday night, rescuing a stranded sea turtle found injured on a Southern Oregon beach.
Trooper Josh Mullins responded to a call from a resident who found the animal on Horsfall Beach, north of Coos Bay.
The turtle had a crack in its shell and was lethargic, state police said in a Facebook post, likely due to cold water temperatures. Mullins, along with another trooper, were able to bring the animal back to a nearby state police office where they “makeshift habitat” for the creature.
Experts brought the turtle back to their facilities in Newport, where they hope to rehab the animal.
Photo courtesy of @OregonCoastAquarium
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