Struck by truck in Warren, tiny turtle on the mend

Posted 8/21/12

Turtles aren't meant to fly, but one that did just that is recovering this week at a South County animal clinic.

The small painted turtle, about five or six inches across, was struck by a truck on Long Lane last Thursday, August 16. Kristen …

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