A large green sea turtle roam onto a beachfront patio in Florida. This sea turtle needed a little help from local rescuers to find its way back to sea.
A Melbourne Beach resident found the giant creature lying dry on the beach on Tuesday morning. The tall, dry giant creature on the beach was a green sea turtle.
He invited Cyndi Stinson, a volunteer from the Sea Turtle Preservation Society, to help the turtle. Social organizations reported the incident on Facebook.
The turtle is confused and doesn’t know how to get out of the patio. So Brevard County Fire Rescue personnel helped pull the turtle back into the water.
After being trapped in the patio for several hours, the giant turtle was freed with the help of a rescue team. It was hard to carry a large turtle away from home over the dunes.
“We were able to return the turtle to the sea after a lot of effort,” the conservation group said.
How to carry the Sea Turtle from the beach
The fire rescue team had to use equipment often used to transport heavy objects to transport the turtle. The department said about it on Tuesday.
Eventually, rescuers were able to get the turtle back onto the beach, where it slid into the ocean.
Officials in Key West made a similar effort to save a pair of newly hatched baby turtles that flew onto the deck of a local restaurant. The rescue mission came a day after the rescue.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission advises beachgoers who encounter sea turtles to stay away. Because distractions can scare or annoy them.
People can disturb a female turtle while she is nesting or pointing a hatch away from the water. Flashlights, Lights, which can include flash photography and video equipment, can disrupt turtle behavior, the agency said.
Summer is a busy time for Florida beaches, with people and sea turtles sharing the sand,” the agency wrote on its website.
Hatching usually occurs in the middle of the night. It’s very possible that humans cross paths with nesting terns on their way to sea.”