Turtle with cracked shell gets heavy metal patch up

NBC News – A tough turtle is on the mend thanks to an Iowa veterinarian and some picture-hanging hardware.

A Good Samaritan found the turtle on the side of the road after it was hit by a car, leaving it with a cracked shell and exposed organs.

Vets at Den Herder Veterinary Hospital in Waterloo used the picture-hanging hardware to piece the shell back together after searching the internet for the best solution.

It was a tough surgery that lasted five hours, but the little guy is expected to make a full recovery.

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