Miguel ngel Escobar and his family were sailing off the coast of Honduras the other day when something caught their sight — and quickly broke their hearts.
They discovered a big sea turtle entangled in some tree roots along the water’s edge along a secluded stretch of beachfront.
“I assumed she was gone,” Escobar told The Dodo. “We felt so sorry for her.”
However, the turtle was not dead. She’d simply given up hope.
But there was hope on the way.
Despite the fact that the turtle appeared to have been imprisoned there for some time and had most likely died, Escobar opted to take a closer look just in case.
She remained motionless as he approached, pulling the boat to shore.
“When I touched her, she immediately let out a sigh and began to wag her head,” Escobar explained.
Escobar sprang into action as a result.
Escobar began chopping the root enclosing the turtle with a knife until it was weak enough to be broken.
She was finally free after a few moments.
Escobar had literally saved her life.
The once lifeless-looking turtle transformed into a ball of energy in an instant.
“I assumed the turtle would need to rest on the shore and regain vigor,” Escobar explained. “But she swam away instantly, strong and rapid, like she was bouncing for delight.”
She was given a second opportunity. The turtle went out to deeper waters after briefly remaining near the beach.
Escobar believes the turtle became caught in the root when going over the embankment along the shore after coming ashore to lay her eggs. And now that she is free, there will be many more generations of her descendants.
“I’m glad I could help her,” Escobar remarked. “It’s a fantastic sensation.”