Vets remove 1,000 coins from turtle's stomach

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Vets in Bangkok have found almost 1,000 coins in a sea turtle's stomach.

As a tradition, visitors looking for luck would flip coins into the sea turtle's pool in the seaside town of Sri Racha.

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Unfortunately this also resulted in the turtle, nicknamed 'Bank', eating coins thrown into her pool by luck-seeking tourists.

This led to a life-threatening infection and a crack in her ventral shell.

Bank is now recovering at Chulalongkorn University's animal hospital and she will be on a liquid diet for now.


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