Luckily the balloons got caught in a tree. But the poor turtle was swaying back and forth until it was cut down.
One woman said her daughter saw who did it. "She saw some adults over here holding the balloons and let the balloons go," Chanelle Wright said. "And as it passed them she thought it was a toy turtle."
The turtle is fine but did suffer quite a scare. Whoever did the duct-taping could be charged with animal cruelty.
There's a big list now of people who want to adopt the turtle.