Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Just outside of Pritchards Island
Arrival Date: 06/24/2008
Stingray barb wound in front flipper around elbow joint. The wound bled a great deal and the turtle is slightly anemic from the bleeding. The white blood cell count is incredibly high – no doubt a reaction to the barb wound.
Radiographs were performed to be sure no barb was left in the tissue, wound treatment and antibiotics
25 February 2009: Little Pritchard is doing very well. He is a feisty little turtle that really enjoys all of the enrichment that we give to him during the week. The enrichment includes fish pops (fish frozen in ice), color frozen pops and a traffic cone (absolutely loves biting at this!).
4 May 2009: Little Pritchard and Murrell are the next to be released. Check back to this page to find out when and where!
Folly Beach County Park, SC