Alligator Snapping Turtle Released On Trinity River Refuge

LIBERTY, May 1, 2013 - The alligator snapping turtle cared for by The Wildlife Center of Texas in Houston was release at the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge in Liberty County on May 1.

It was discovered along Buffalo Bayou in Houston with fishhooks in its cheek and throat. Surgery was performed by the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine and brought back to the Wildlife Center for rehabilitation.

This turtle species is listed as threatened by Texas Parks and Wildlife. It was deemed healthy and returned back into the wild in a protected area of the Trinity River Refuge where other snapping turtles have been observed.

 

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