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Square hole 3 ft deep KDH beach

Square hole 3 ft deep KDH beach




Near beach access by what will be Target...someone dug a square hole about 3ft deep and maybe 7ft square. There are stakes around it. Police were here looking at it. Any ideas what happened?


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RE: Square hole 3 ft deep KDH beach




Sounds like it could have been or be a sea turtle nest. (Sometimes they have to be relocated depend on where the turtle lays the nest) That is typically how we mark them off! Though I volunteer for NEST and go no alert today!


RE: Square hole 3 ft deep KDH beach




Sounds like it could have been or be a sea turtle nest. (Sometimes they have to be relocated depend on where the turtle lays the nest) That is typically how we mark them off! Though I volunteer for NEST and go no alert today!

groovygirl222



No No, when we move a sea turtle nest you can not tell it was moved and there is no hole. The turtle nest holes they dig is only 18-20 in deep, not 3 ft. This sounds like a case of too many shovels on the beach in one place. Like this one




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Yea the 3 feet deep thing throws it off! The four stakes and police tape are exactly how we mark the nest. And if it was a leatherback turtle nest those are very huge and would be about 7 feet across because the measurement we go by is if you can “fit in the pit” it’s so big it’s a leatherback turtle! But 3 feet deep is weird. Fill in the hole!!!! It will mess up a real turtle if it comes!

(Sorry had to edit. Got my turtles mixed up!!)


RE: Square hole 3 ft deep KDH beach




Oh and she said police were looking at it. Not police tape. Oops.


RE: Square hole 3 ft deep KDH beach




Sounds like a group of guys had too much to drink last night and were bored....

Seriously, those who feel the need to dig in the sand really need to re-fill their holes when they leave and take their trash out with them. Somebody could easily get hurt in a hole that big.


RE: Square hole 3 ft deep KDH beach




Yea the 3 feet deep thing throws it off! The four stakes and police tape are exactly how we mark the nest. And if it was a leatherback turtle nest those are very huge and would be about 7 feet across because the measurement we go by is if you can “fit in the pit” it’s so big it’s a leatherback turtle! But 3 feet deep is weird. Fill in the hole!!!! It will mess up a real turtle if it comes!

(Sorry had to edit. Got my turtles mixed up!!)

groovygirl222


We had a leatherback crawl onshore once many years ago, I never saw it but saw a picture of a lady laying across the track it was so large. As of yet I don't think they have found any nests yet - but it won't be long if they have not.



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Too many holes out there.




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This is what a found and marked sea turtle nest looks like when done. This was a Green turtle nest in Duck in 2019




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This whole hole-digging phenomenon boggles my mind. Like...why would you even want to do that? Manual labor for fun?...no thanks.


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