July 25, 2020 / 11:54 AM / 12 days ago

Turtle released to sea after months recovering

A Caretta caretta turtle, which was rescued from a fishing line in April and then recovered in a conservation centre, makes its way along Cofete beach in the Canary island of Fuerteventura, Spain July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Juan Medina

(Reuters) - Free at last! Taking all the time in the world, a Loggerhead sea turtle ambles slowly back to the ocean and liberty.

Unbothered by the prying eyes of tourists on this deserted Spanish beach, the reptile seems in no rush to head for the waves.

The turtle was rescued in April after it was caught on a fishing line and its flippers were badly damaged.

After recovering from its injuries at a conservation centre for marine life in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, it was released on Cofete Beach on Friday.

Reporting by Graham Keeley, additional reporting by Juan Medina; Editing by Christina Fincher

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