Hulk NY5129-14 Species: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)
Age: Juvenile Stranding
Date: October 13, 2014 Stranding
Location: Long Island Sound near Smithtown, NY
Initial Problem: swallowed a fish hook, also struck by a boat
Status: in rehabilitation
Posted by Melissa on 23rd Apr 2015
We got the $40 adoption package. It is great !! It came with a certificate, letter, story about our animal, pictures, a fact sheet, a cute soft stuffed animal and even an x-ray showing his injury. The x-ray was my son's favorite part of the package. And since poor Hulk got a hook stuck in his throat is was a great visual lesson about how our human activities impact the wildlife around us. The best part about it was sitting together, learning something new and having a great family discussion about the importance of helping others and being aware of the environment. We got this as a gift for my son's 2nd grade class. We got the Riverhead Foundation puzzle as well and I found a book on sea turtles that they can add it to their class library. Can't wait to bring it all in!! Help poor Hulk....even though the hook has been removed, he was also hit by a boat and is still being rehabilitated.