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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – While he didn’t exactly run like a ‘bat out of hell,” a rehabbed turtle nicknamed Meat Loaf did make a bee line for the water when he was released back into the wild on Tuesday.

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The juvenile endangered green sea turtle, which had fishing line wrapped around its neck and both flippers, was found by a fisherman in Biscayne National Park. On August 1st it was brought to the Miami Seaquarium for treatment and care.

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After a little more than a month of bona fide TLC, Meat Loaf successfully recovered and now weighs about two and half pounds.

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Seaquarium workers released him into the waters off Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Tuesday morning near the lighthouse.