GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — More than 800 baby turtles are safe thanks to some quick thinking and a little innovation. Take a look at these photos from Stockton University.
The baby diamondback terrapins recently hatched and came across storm drains on streets in Ocean City, Ventnor and Margate.READ MORE: Methacton Lacrosse Coach Garth Little Facing Charges After Video Captures Him Shoving Student-Athlete
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When a group of people noticed, they came to the rescue, crafting a customer scooper from an aquarium net, attached to a bamboo pole.MORE NEWS: 'Sad Day In The Rescue World': Animal Advocates Fear Proposed Legislation Would Force Dog Owners To Give Up Pets
The turtles are now in a rescue program at Stockton University, where they’ll be cared for until they’re big enough to safely go back in the wild.