Gordon’s Surprise for Alabama Point
From Peggy & Herman Lively – July 3rd
Just before six this morning I was walking the Pass awaiting patrol to be finished.
Turtle Czar called and said a big Mama was nesting on our beach. It was good daylight and I thought Mike was delirious! I called Susie G to text the team, ran home and got the Turtle Taxi. I arrived just after Mama had entered the water to the applause of a large controlled crowd. Fred was on patrol and got there before me. Mama had made a nest attempt and a very obvious nest site also. Her 36″ crawl was classic. As the team arrived we amassed and explored for eggs in both areas. Egg Girl (Susie G) found the eggs in minutes to the applause of the spectators and a beautiful rainbow. A 36″ Mama had meandered around Laguna Key last night, perhaps it was the same turtle. That would account for the daytime emergence. We now have 3 nests! Thanks to the great team members for all the assistance today.
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Dance for Joy!