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Nesting turtle killed by dogs

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Nesting turtle killed by dogs

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THE ISLAND has lost another one of its endangered sea turtles.

This time, the killers were two straying dogs that attacked and killed a first-time nesting female hawksbill on the Richard Haynes Boardwalk in Hastings, Christ Church.

They left her with deep bite marks to the flippers and shoulders. She bled to death not far from where she had laid the first and what turned out to be her last batch of eggs.

“She was not tagged so it was possible she was nesting for the very, very first time,” Carla Daniel, director of public awareness and education at the Barbados Sea Turtle Project, told the DAILY NATION. (HLE)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.