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Turtle Duct Taped to a Batch of Helium Balloons Stuck in a Eucalyptus Tree

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OCEANSIDE, Calif. It’s not exactly the usual firefighters called because the cat is stuck up the tree scenario, but rescuers were called in to retrieve another animal: a turtle duct taped to a batch of helium balloons.

Now Humane Society officials in a Southern California city are trying to determine who duct-taped a turtle to a bunch of balloons and sent it soaring

Chanelle Wright told that she and her neighbors found the turtle taped to the green and red balloons caught atop a eucalyptus tree in Oceanside.

Wright said she called the Humane Society and Fire Department, who arrived about an hour later.

Firefighters were about to rescue the turtle with a ladder truck when a gust of wind came and blew it to the ground. It was unharmed.

“We look up and there’s green and blue balloons up there,” said resident Chanelle Wright. “He was just swinging his arms trying to get out of it. Somebody had taped him to the balloons.”

Wright told 10News, “I called the Humane Society to try to get the fire department out here, but it took about an hour for everybody to actually show up.”

In the meantime, the turtle hung dangling in the wind. That‘s when Joel Rabago’s mother got out her camera and started taking video of the hanging turtle.

“When something like this happens, she always takes the video camera, no matter what it is,” Rabagos said.

“It’s animal abuse. If you didn’t want the turtle, give it away, take it to a pet store,” Wright said.

Humane Society officials say they are keeping the turtle while they investigate. Wright says she was horrified by the animal abuse and plans to adopt the turtle if no one claims it.

If the person who taped the turtle to the balloons is found, he or she could face animal abuse charges.

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Re: Turtle Duct Taped to a Batch of Helium Balloons Stuck in a Eucalyptus Tree

Poor thing

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Re: Turtle Duct Taped to a Batch of Helium Balloons Stuck in a Eucalyptus Tree

the son with camera looks like he's got a joint stuck behind his ear

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Re: Turtle Duct Taped to a Batch of Helium Balloons Stuck in a Eucalyptus Tree

Poor wee thing!



The thought of it made me and I'm ashamed

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Poor wee thing!



The thought of it made me and I'm ashamed
It made me think of the two I got my gf for her birthday and I had a little chuckle.

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Re: Turtle Duct Taped to a Batch of Helium Balloons Stuck in a Eucalyptus Tree

People are stupid. This was apparently a group of "adult's" amusement? That's messed up.

I've pulled over and grabbed them off the middle of the road before so they don't get squashed. Mean little hissing bastards!

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..At least it did not die.

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I love turtles, poor little bastard.

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...why?

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Re: Turtle Duct Taped to a Batch of Helium Balloons Stuck in a Eucalyptus Tree

poor thing...

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