For some reason our kids attract injured animals that will most likely not survive. I know it is a good life lesson for them, but at the same time I get sad for my kids when their efforts to "save" an injured animal don't work.
Meet Tuck. He was found after my brother-in-law burned brush on his property. His shell had been burned and while it isn't too bad and we read the shell can regenerate, we're pretty sure since the burn was above his head (while he was tucked inside his shell), that it gave him some sort of brain damage. He sticks his head out, looks around, waves his arms, but cannot walk and hasn't taken his back legs out. He won't eat either....a recipe for disaster. He kind of acts like he's in his own little happy world.
Any turtle neurologists out there? We seem to be in need of one.