'Chuck Norris' the sea turtle returns to wild after injury
Chuck Norris, the sea turtle, is back swimming off the Florida Keys.
The sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle was released Monday evening.
It was rescued in March off the lower keys by Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officers after it suffered a severe boat strike.
Officers transported the turtle to the turtle hospital in Marathon and told staff there to pick the toughest-sounding name they could because the reptile had a lot to overcome to get better.
"Chuck Norris" was fitted with orthopedic plates to stabilize its shell.
Additional treatment included broad-spectrum antibiotics, vitamins and a healthy diet of squid and fish.
NBC News 2017