The turtle landed safely in a small lagoon a few yards away. But emotionally...he was destroyed. Every night, he dreams of that giant furry kicking him like a football...He's currently in AA, after turning to Alcohol to remove the nightmares, and is getting the therapy he needs to become a functioning member of society. But hundreds of turtles every year are not so lucky, dying of cirrhosis of the liver, drug overdoses, or suicide. Remember: Turtles are people too.
(All credit to Jay Naylor, say what you will about furries, but he writes a damn fine Web Comic)