Mama Turtles

Adult female loggerheads can weigh as much as 350 pounds.  (Males may grow even larger!)   

We found this "little lady" at 6:30 one morning.  She had just completed covering her nest and was headed back to sea.

A mother loggerhead in her nest.  

 

A shot of the incoming turtle tracks.

Mama has finished her egg laying and now will begin covering the nest.

Mama is Headed Back

Mama has finished covering the nest and is starting back to the water.  Note that there is only one set of tracks in the picture.

All done back to the ocean

Almost there...

 Mama Loggerhead with the Turtle Truck

This photo provides an interesting perspective on just how large these ladies can get!

 

 

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