Baby turtle prizes illegal at Mid-State Fair

POSTED: 05:00 PM PDT Jul 25, 2013    UPDATED: 08:06 AM PDT Jul 26, 2013 

Officials with the San Luis Obispo County Health Department say workers in the carnival area are giving out small turtles as prizes for the ping-pong ball toss game. Dr. Penny Borenstein warns that contact with baby turtles can pose a serious health risk to babies, small children and adults with impaired immune systems.