DeBordieu Security called to say there was a small, barely alive, turtle at Walkway #12. A group of students on spring break noticed the turtle being battered in the ocean and against the sea wall. One of the guys swam out and retrieved the turtle. It was missing it’s left rear flipper and the right was hanging by a thread. The right front flipper was severely cut and it had a nasty bite on it’s neck.

We transported the tiny turtle to Awendaw where we were met by two volunteers from the SC Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital. They delivered their patient, still alive, to Dr. Shane Boylan. It was decided the name should be Hungryneck due to the bite. Dr. Boylan believes the cause of injury was a boat strike and says the turtle’s condition is grave. We will hope and pray for a miracle…TURTLESTRONG!!

Bill, who is part of the DNR Stranding Network, examines the tiny green for injuries.
“Hungryneck” is now in the care of the Sea Turtle Hospital at the SC Aquarium.