NaZIHdos y Cazados

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 11:17 (15 days ago) @ Colmac

The turtles hatched right behind my wife's chair at TaTa's. The staff did a great job of gathering them up and kept them in a bucket until the sun went down. As soon as they were released the frigate birds appeared out of nowhere! There were actually 3 women in the water trying to keep the birds away and they were pretty successful, I estimate around a dozen of the babies were taken but the vast majority escaped their first brush with death.

Thanks for the back story! That must've been quite a surprise for your wife and you.

I've seen and helped hide several nests around Tata's. One nest had hatched a couple of days previous in the evening, but apparently no one was there and most of the turtle tracks wandered the beach in the wrong direction due to the excessively bright lights along the waterfront that confuse the hatchlings. Unfortunately I see this a lot on the downtown beach.

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