Sure enough, small juvenile Kemps, hooked in the flipper. The Angler knew to grab a drop net and haul the poor guy onto the pier. Hook was easily removed. No damage to flipper.
Unfortunately, we also discovered yesterday that Flounder has rubbed the sides of his head on the bars of his divider in his attempts to get to Apache. So much so that there are small lesions on each side. We love our turtles but this is another shining example of their small brain! Shane has asked that these animals get released as soon as possible so I have just gotten final approvals from DNR, CCPRC and the town of Folly Beach to release these two at the Folly Beach County Park this afternoon at 4pm."