Monday, 1 September 2008

Turtles march on Italian restaurant

About sixty confused newly hatched sea turtles recently found their way into a south Italian restaurant . The baby turtles marched amongst the tables of startled diners at the beachside restaurant.
I wonder what the diners thought? Were any of them eating turtle soup?

The baby turtles had hatched on a beach in the southern Italian region of Calabria and lost their way. They were collected by conservationists and later released into the sea.

Female sea turtles nest on beaches and their offspring normally head to the sea after hatching from their eggs - maybe they were feeling hungry and wanted to get their own back.

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