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Nora Barnacle, the turtle found in a bin, has died

Poor Nora.

Image: DSPCA

THE TERRAPIN FOUND in a bin by workers at a recycling plant has died.

Nora Barnacle, as she was named by DSPCA staff, was found amongst rubbish that was due to be recycled in the Clondalkin plant on Tuesday.

The DSPCA says that it appears someone put her in a bin that was subsequently put in a rubbish truck, where she was crushed.

Greyhound staff brought her to the DSPCA clinic in Rathfarnham, where staff brought her to the Bairbre O’Malley Clinic in Bray for specialist care.

Unfortunately, Nora succumbed to her injuries, dying of either shock or internal bleeding.

The DSPCA thanked all those who cared for the terrapin, and made an appeal to the public.

We would like to extend our gratitude to the staff at Greyhound recycling and also Bairbre O’Malley for all their help and would appeal to the public not to abandon animals but instead to call us for advice.

If you’re thinking of getting a tortoise or a terrapin, the DSPCA has some advice here.

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