NEVER PUSH OR ATTEMPT TO ASSIST STRANDED ANIMALS BACK TO THE WATER! More harm can be done and it is illegal without proper permits. 

Busy Sunday

So I get home, sit down with dogs and coffee and the paper and the sheriff’s office calls, a turtle has been spotted on the beach in 3 different areas down near Whales Tail.  So off I go again.  She is way up in the dunes laying her eggs, so I take pictures, measure, call FWS and do all the things we do, here are her tracks. By the way it is really hot now at 8:30


She had been in twice before, and some people had put her back into the Gulf.  After all my paperwork was done…at 140 feet from the water she hit a walkover, the she went 46 more feet up and hit the seawall, then she went another 30 feet alone the seawall and was nesting in the sand and grasses, I thought, but she did not move.  So I took the sand off her as I talked to Lorna.  I did not know what I had as she had completely covered herself up and was not moving.