So my family and I were at the beach, and my little cousins and I were playing on some slopes when we found some turtle eggs that were falling out of the eroding slope. Being a Florida girl who grew up on beaches, I knew what to do and went to rebury them in a safer place, when I spotted something sliding down the slope. I thought it was just a crab, but it kept sliding and tumbling, and I felt kinda bad for it, so I reached out and scooped it up. But then I realized it wasn’t a crab. It was a turtle hatchling, an actual little baby turtle in my hands!
We called the local turtle rescue, and they said to go ahead and bring in the eggs that were in danger of washing away and the 12 hatchlings we caught as well.
They said they would take the hatchlings out further into the ocean to give them a better fighting chance.
It was an amazing experience all together, and it was really fun to watch the hatchlings. I’m glad my cousins got to be a part of it as well; they’re 9 and 11, and I know they were very excited with the entire thing. They even named all the little hatchlings :)