In November 2016, a man in Taiwan was busy fishing when a floating object in the water caught his eye. He was curious to know what it was, so he took a closer look—what he discovered left him in utter shock and dismay!
Kuo Lung Liao, a resident in Kaohsiung, was taking a break from fishing when he saw a bottle floating and moving all by itself. He found this rather peculiar as the water current was not strong. He decided to check it out and was angered to see a turtle stuck underneath the bottle!
Apparently, someone had used silicone glue to stick the bottle on top of the turtle’s shell. Kuo spent much effort to scoop the bottle off the turtle’s back by scraping the silicone glue off the shell.
When speaking to TVBS, Kuo believed that the bottle was stuck to the turtle’s shell for a long period of time as moss had grown on both the bottle and shell. He also presumed that since the turtle was floating all the while because of the buoyant bottle, it was unable to feed itself. Extremely sad!
He added that when he put the turtle back into the water, he noticed that the turtle took a while to get used to swimming without the bottle before it gradually swam away.
Though he was unsuccessful in catching fish that day, he was satisfied to have done a good deed. Kuo also hopes to use this story to remind others not to harm animals just to have a moment of fun.