DOG COMES TO RESCUE IN TURTLE HUNT
Padre Island National Seashore, Texas..(source..Corpus Christi Caller-Times_
Turtle patrol members spent 5 hours searching for a Kemp's ridley sea turtle nest.
Then they called on Ridley, a Cairn terrier, who found the nest in minutes.
The owner Donna Shaver, National Seashore's sea turtle science and recovery division director, began training the dog to sniff out the nests in 2005. The terrier has located two nests. One had 101 eggs to be incubated: 92 hatching's were later returned to the wild.
The need for Ridley is because the wind or surf destroys the trail of the endangered turtles, making them difficult to find. Ridley's nose sniffs them out in minutes. "We just don't want to go away empty-handed," Shaver said...
See...us'ins in Texas love our turtles too.