Men spot turtle covered in trash but neither have a knife—then, one man brings out a lighter

The man in this clip lacked some cutting tools, but he was able to find a resourceful way to free a turtle of its burden.

Men spotted a turtle that had been dragging along some trash, which eventually got it stuck on some rocks. In the short time that they spent with it, they decided to name it Terry.


They looked at Terry and assessed the situation. They decided they needed to cut the trash off of it, but they didn’t have a knife or a pair of scissors.

They decided to use what they had on them: a lighter. The man eventually burned through the trash and set the turtle off.

At first, Terry wouldn’t budge, but with a little help from his newfound friends, he was off again into the sea.