The player is able to kill a Michelangelus chelonia with any cutting tool, such as a pocket knife. However, the turtle's corpse is currently of little use to the player, and cannot be consumed or cooked.
Currently, the Michelangelus chelonia cannot climb out of the water to nest on beaches.
- It was possible to kill any turtle while it was not within striking distance by holding down the 'use' button (LMB by default) after the initial strike. This also applied to most sea fauna, excluding small fish.
- As of v0.03.H2, this method has been patched, and is now ineffective.
- The turtle's scientific name, Michelangelus chelonia, and the names of all of the other sea turtles in the game (Raphaelus, Leonardus and Donatellus) are direct references to Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello, characters from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, who were in turn named after famous artists Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello, respectively.