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Red Eared SliderRescue Me ID: 17-11-30-00214

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About Red Eared Slider

Age: Adult
Sex: Male

Bender Bender is an adult male red eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) who entered CMTR's care on 10/03/17 from the Lucedale, MS area. Bender's story illustrates the critical nature of our educational efforts. A caring person saw Bender and thought it was odd he wasn't relocating himself after a pond retaining wall was damaged, causing the pond to completely drain. The other animals had left to find a new hang out, but Bender seemingly would not budge. He was mistaken for a federally protected species and the person did not want to touch him fearing it was illegal to touch him. After 5 days of Bender staying put, the Good Samaritan contacted the Department of Wildlife who then contacted CMTR. Upon examination, it became evident Bender's survival is a miracle! He sustained injuries to his face causing blindness. He had made it to the pond and healed as best he could on his own. Help Bender find his 'happily ever after.' This guy is an overcomer and it's time to find him his own pond and an area to enjoy warming his face and thanking his new family for the good life. Adoption application available on our web site,

Rankin County
Florence, Mississippi 39073

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