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Who needs your bra hooks? Turtles!

Bra hooks and eyes can help mend turtle shells. (Photo by Carolina Waterfowl Rescue)

Want to help save a turtle’s life? Put the hooks and eyes from your discarded bras in the mail!

According to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, as the weather warms up turtles are becoming increasingly mobile, especially when it rains and they're moving around to lay eggs. Among those who may get injured, about 80 percent are hit by cars, five percent are struck by boats, and the remaining are environmental, according to wildlife officials.

Organizers with Carolina Waterfowl Rescue repair the injured reptiles with tape, glue and bra clasps.

"Thanks to Wild Thunder Wildlife Rehab for this great idea! If you're discarding a bra you can cut the clasps off and send them to us. We use them for turtle shell repair," Carolina Waterfowl Rescue said.

The wire that holds the broken parts of the shell together is fastened to the turtle with bra clasps and eyes, wildlife officials said. After some time, the glue wears down and the clasps pop off, leaving the turtle good as new.

If you’d like to help, cut off the ends of your bras containing the hooks and eyes and send them to: Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, P.O .Box 1484, Indian Trail, NC 28079.

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