We see many local fauna cases with vehicle injuries including turtles with shell cracks, essentially like a broken bone. The pieces need to be adjacent to each other and immobilized for healing to occur. Dr Jesse Hughes is our resident reptile doc, and he recently wired up the fractured shell of this fellow under general anaesthesia. He was induced with an intravenous agent into a neck vein (the long neck helps) and then has a feeding tube placed into his trachea to deliver oxygen and gas anaesthetic. He had his vital blood oxygen level and heart rate monitored as well. He will make a slow recovery under the ongoing care of our local wildlife care organisation, and then be returned to his local habitat as good as new!