Gisele Bündchen saved a sea turtle’s life. She rescued it after finding it had been washed ashore upside down while trapped inside a fishing net. The rescue was captured on video and shared to her Instagram.
As soon as she saw the turtle trapped inside a net, she rushed to its rescue. Distressed Bündchen, got down and immediately started to carefully de-tangle the large upside-down sea turtle from the discarded netting.
“Early this morning I was walking on the beach and Onyx started barking at a pile of ocean trash that had washed during high tide,” she wrote alongside the video. “When I came closer I saw this beautiful turtle turned upside down with a look of hopelessness and exhaustion in her eyes, her body knotted and entangled in a fishing net.”
Once she finally released the turtle from the net, she was able to turn it right side up. After being trapped for so long it wasn’t strong enough to bring itself back to the water. Bündchen picked it up and carried it towards the ocean. For the record, an average adult sea turtle can be anywhere from 240 to 420lbs, according to ConserveTurtles.org.
Giselle added “I didn’t think twice, I just picked her up and carry her to the water. (amazing how adrenaline can make you stronger!).” “I felt relieved and so happy to see her swim away freely, grateful that I was there and able to help.” the video caption continued. “There are so many other animals that unfortunately end up dying on nets like this,” she told her 18.2 million followers. “Today I was reminded that we must become more aware of our ways as a species and help protect all animals, it’s our choice.” She said with a disappointing tone.
The end of the video highlighted the turtle resting in the water before moving out into the ocean and eventually swimming away. The rescue was still upsetting for the model who is a longtime animal activist. As reported by yahoo, She is also a part of U.N.’s Wild for Life campaign.