(via The Hocking Hills Animal Clinic Facebook Page)

Wildlife rehabbers and vets don’t generally get follow up reports and most will tell you they prefer it that way. That makes the discovery by a vet at The Hocking Hills Animal Clinic in Ohio that much more amazing.  

Years after treating a wild box turtle that had been hit by a car,  repairing its cracked shell with fiberglass and rehabbing it till It was strong enough for release, she encountered a familiar pattern in the leaves while on a hillside walk. 

Looking down she immediately knew it was her old patient! The injured box turtle was alive and well and had grown up quite a bit since their last meeting. She immediately shared the images on the clinics Facebook. Gotta love a happy ending for a dedicated vet and a tough shell friend. 😀

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