Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sea TurtlesVisit Italian Restaurant

60 newly hatched sea turtles lost their way during their trip to the sea and walked right into an Italian restaurant instead. Diners were curious and amused at first, but quickly called coastal authorities to rescue the group. Poor little guys, I have visions of them covering their eyes with tiny flippers and screaming, "bright lights, bright lights"! The stranded turtles, which had hatched on a beach in the southern Italian region of Calabria, were released into the sea.

Another example of why we need to keep lighting away from beach areas.

4 comments:

Tink *~*~* said...

Apparently turtle soup is NOT on the menu there - thank goodness!

Tink *~*~*

Snowbird said...

Oh Tink, you're so bad. LOL Can you imagine, though, sitting in some fancy restaurant and having a bunch of baby turtles tromp in--well I guess they wouldn't exactly tromp would they. Nothing like the pitter patter of little feet!!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I think it would be kinda neat to see that.Even if it isn't good for the turtles.How long before that shows up as a scene in some movie?

MariBy said...

Oh, how funny it must've been to see those baby turtles sashay in the door! :)

To Snowbird's comment about Tink being so bad...yes, she is! LOL!