Freedom Friday

Welcome back to our weekly Freedom Friday posting.  Today we feature a couple of critters that were hit by cars, but were lucky enough to survive thanks to our concerned callers and supporters, as well as the staff and volunteers at WCV.  We’ve all seen the street signs above; please do keep an eye out for our fantastic Florida wildlife when you are out and about.

This female Soft Shelled Turtle was run over by a truck at a construction site.  Fortunately, most tortoises and turtles are built like tanks but often times trucks are a bit out of their weight class.  This is one of  the lucky ones.  It was rescued and taken to the Wildlife Center of Venice where it’s shell was repaired and this tough little girl was released back into the wild at a nature preserve.


This Barred Owl was hit by a car and laid roadside where it was in pretty bad shape.  Thanks to a concerned caller who was kind enough to stop and keep an eye on it until one of our volunteer rescuers could make it out to rescue it and bring it to WCV, where it made an amazing recovery.  Awesomeness!!

Like our posts, have a suggestion?  Please feel free to leave a comment.  Let us know your favorite critter and maybe we can share it in next weeks Freedom Friday!  Have a great weekend!!

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