Thailand’s coin-eating turtle unconscious after 2nd surgery

A Thai veterinarian says a 25-year-old sea turtle has slipped into a coma two weeks after it had life-saving surgery to remove 915 coins from its stomach. Tourists seeking good fortune had tossed loose change into a public pond where the turtle — nicknamed Bank — lived in Chonburi province, about 175 kilometers (110 miles) southeast of Bangkok. Eventually, the money formed a 5-kilogram (11-pound) weight that cracked Bank's shell. Veterinarian Nantarika Chansue removed the coins March 6 ...