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Turtle Dies After Eating 11 Pounds of Coins | National Geographic ctm magazine

Veterinarians in Thailand removed 915 coins, amounting to 11 pounds, from the stomach of a sea turtle. Nicknamed Omsin meaning “piggy bank,” the turtle had been living in a pond in a state park where people threw coins in for good luck. After being moved to a conservation center, she showed signs of distress and was taken to a veterinary clinic. The coins were successfully removed during a four-hour-long procedure, and she seemed to be doing better. However, a week later she died after a second surgery was done to try and repair intestinal damage. Nickel toxicity is thought to have damaged her immune system. Green sea turtles are endangered, and some of their biggest threats are created by humans.
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Turtle Dies After Eating 11 Pounds of Coins | National Geographic

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  • HelloThere1984 on April 5, 2017

    im thai and throwing money in water means you will get luck but it gets worse

  • Kermit the Frog on April 5, 2017

    Rare turtle dies after Thailand tries to steal his life savings.

  • slowdive on April 5, 2017

    Humans are stupid, i'm ashamed to be human.

  • LeMarais88 on April 5, 2017


  • brandon bkk on April 5, 2017

    His greed was unsustainable, fool.

  • lostn65 on April 5, 2017

    Seeing the cloth over its head hurt.


    Thanks for trying.

  • woon ko on April 5, 2017

    poor girl… this would be the cautionary tale. But why on earth would you throw something in a pond that has animals living in them?? do that at fountain!!

  • Lydia Ag on April 5, 2017

    RIP Omsin 🙁

  • Gabi Rauch on April 5, 2017

    It's so sad!!

  • jippalippa on April 5, 2017

    I never understood this stupid habit of throwing coins in ponds…

  • PlayingTheAngel on April 6, 2017

    one turtle less. who the fuck cares actually

  • qrthrse1 on April 6, 2017

    I kind of feel shortchanged.

  • Rainy MSP on April 8, 2017

    i started crying

  • Daniel R7 on April 9, 2017

    a really rich turtle

  • StellaR on April 10, 2017

    Why am I laughing at this?

  • Kristen on August 12, 2017

    This ones like "fuck the will, all my money's going down with me"

  • Bla Bla on October 15, 2017

    thanks human for your stupidity

  • Maribel Cruz on January 29, 2018

    thats sad story..

  • Animatix Reaction on January 31, 2018

    the veterinarians is not good enough. he killed the turtle

  • Mario on December 26, 2020

    It'sa Mario time

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