For the past 2 months I have been patrolling every night for at least 3 hours, looking for turtle tracks and hoping the turtle is still on shore. Well yesterday afternoon the best thing happened….
It was 4:15 in the afternoon which means all the local men come and play soccer on the beach in front of the Pretoma house. I went out to talk to the local coordinator to make a change to the patrol time for the night, when he tells me too look 50M down the beach. THERE WAS A TURTLE!!!! Apparently all this rain brings benefits, like turtles deciding to nest during the day.
I think the best way to show how amazing it was is by pictures and videos….
Mama turtle laying digging her nest
The eggs being laid
The 'Turtle Dance" as she covers her nest.