SANIBEL, Fla. (WFLA) — A pregnant softshell turtle is recovering from her injuries in Sanibel after being hit by a car on Wednesday.
The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) said the turtle was rescued Wednesday and brought to their clinic. They later discovered she was carrying eggs.
Normally, softshell turtles weigh around 7 kilograms, but the turtle weighed over 12 kilograms.
The hospital said the turtle’s injuries did not appear to be too severe. The plan was to release the turtle soon, so she can lay her eggs in the wild.