An Olive Ridley turtle was recently found with an object stuck in its nostril on a beach in Costa Rica.
A rescue group immediately gathered at the scene as they tried to tug out the piece of plastic from the animal’s nose but it seemed to be severely jammed. The team, however, was adamant on helping the turtle and used a pair of pliers to pull out what turned out to be a plastic fork.
This is not the first time something like this has happened. Earlier this year, the same rescuers found a male Olive Ridley sea turtle with a 12cm plastic straw lodged inside its nose. As the team removed the object from the reptile’s nostril, the turtle bled profusely and footage of the incident was rather heart-wrenching.
Repeated incidents of the same kind call for immediate action. It’s also a warning to people to stop dumping trash at beaches, since most of the items disposed off on the shore end up going back to the waters and harming creatures.
Animals are a rather important part of the ecosystem and doing things that harm them will eventually lead to an imbalance in the planet’s ecosystem. Recycling and reusing is the best way to prevent causing harm to the planet and even curbing climate change.
Check out the above video to see how the turtle was rescued.