Injured turtle used in religious ceremony recovering at Pelican Harbor

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    Officials said the two turtles, attached by a chain from holes drilled in their shells, were used as part of a religious ceremony.

    The middle of that chain had a plastic bag carrying voodoo dolls, cinnamon cloves and two photos of an unknown couple, officials said.

    The woman who found the pair of reptiles called authorities.

    Yaritza Acosta is one of the people who has cared for the two turtles since they were brought in.

    “It’s pretty crazy when we see cases like this,” she said. “We’ve seen these kinds of cases in the past involving Muscovy ducks and things like that, but I’ve never seen a case like this with turtles chained together, so it’s pretty disturbing.”


    X-rays showed respiratory problems for the turtle.
    Injured turtle used in religious ceremony recovering at Pelican Harbor

    Santeria or Voodoo? I am betting it's Haitian.


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