Turtle swallowed 915 coins
Veterinarians yesterday removed 915 coins from a 25year-old sea turtle which had been swallowing items thrown into her pool for good luck, eventually limiting her ability to swim.
The coins and other objects removed from the turtle named Omsin — piggy bank in Thai — weighed 5kg. The turtle, living at a conservation centre in Sriracha, Chonburi, east of here, weighed 59kg.
The vets said they believed the seven-hour operation was the world’s first such surgery, adding that it would take about a month to ensure the turtle would recover.