Yellow Belly Slider

Below is shown the repair to a yellow bellied slider's plastron following injury received from the wheels of a car.  The massive extent of injury precluded the use of more standard repair with fiberglass patches.  This photo was taken in 1990.  The turtle is completely healed and swims among other rehabs in ponds dedicated to injured turtles.  The repair was so remarkable that the turtle is kept for educational purposes.