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Loggerhead sea turtle survives spear gun shot, released into ocean

Ouch! The x-ray image on the monitor reminds me of the recent incident of the Arizona man impaled on pruning shears.

Andy Newman /Florida Keys News Bureau via AP

Richie Moretti, right, and other staff members at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Fla., perform a final examination of a Federally-protected loggerhead sea turtle before releasing it off the Florida Keys near Marathon, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 14. The turtle suffered a spear gun shot to its head in early August and a veterinarian surgically removed the spear that missed vital structures. Keys residents and businesses have amassed a $16,000 reward fund for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of the guilty party. The x-ray taken prior to surgery is displayed on the monitor in the background

Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau via Reuters

Staff and volunteers of The Turtle Hospital, including director Richie Moretti, (L), release a federally-protected loggerhead sea turtle back into the ocean off the Florida Keys near Marathon, Sept. 14.