|I adopted Glitter Mittens, a green turtle, "coota" in the Gullah language, at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jan 5, 2020|
When Glitter Mittens first arrived, she was in critical condition and placed on a waterbed. They didn't think she would make it. Once Glitter Mittens became more stable, her left eye was removed and the skull fracture was stabilized. Glitter Mittens got her name from the “mittens” the Center staff devised for her to keep her from accidentally disconnecting the oxygen tubing she needed in the first critical days.
Glitter Mittens is recovering well and is scheduled to be released in the Spring 2020. As her adopted mother I will be receiving emails and pics from her, and, I hope, an invitation to her release party if they make it a public event. The staff say that sea turtles, even without an eye and/or a flipper, do quite well back in the wild. I love you Glitter Mittens! Mommie
January 15, 2020
|Glitter Mittens is resting on a "turtle tamer" while she gets weighed. A turtle tamer is simply an upside-down bucket to keep the turtle from moving around too much.|