Thursday, October 7, 2010

“I know up on the top you are seeing great sights, but down at the bottom we, too, should have rights. "Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories"” - Dr. Suess

We see plenty of these

What a gorgeous day today.  I got the grocery shopping done & made a pot of spagetti sauce. It was only 4pm so I drove out to Blind Pass Beach for a few hours of shark's tooth hunting.  My intention was to make a video of how I have been finding so many teeth on the high surf line in the shell crush.

 There were several other ST hunters with their shell shovels looking in the water.  The tide was going out and it was very windy so I plopped down on my pile of shell crush and proceeded to shoot my little movie.

  All the sudden this woman is yelling she found a baby turtle.  She had spotted him heading for the water when a seagull tried to nab him.  Let me say right now seagulls are now my least favorite bird. That being said I grabbed my camera and ran over to where she was watching one  baby turtle.  Well, his brothers & sisters were marching right behind him to the water.  There were little baby turtles everywhere. 

What determination these little dudes have.  The nest was at least 40 yards from the water and these guys were just plowing forward. We did help a few that were getting off course because of those awful varmit seagulls. I have seen plenty of nests but never seen one hatch. AMAZING!

What a determined little guy

They are climbing out a tiny hole and over the grass.  See all the little turtle tracks.

Heading for home.
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I finally put my camera down to just experience the moment.  So this is what I have to share with you. The video quality is shaky due to me running off those blasted seagulls.  The audio is fuzzy because of the wind. I wish that you all would be able to one day see this like I did .  It was amazing.