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Illegal beach driver runs over, kills nesting endangered loggerhead sea turtle at Cape Hatteras NS

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service said Monday it is investigating after a nesting loggerhead sea turtle was found dead on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach, with signs that the creature was run over by a vehicle.


The female turtle came onto the beach early Monday morning and had begun to lay eggs in a nest in the sand, according to a news release from the federal park. That’s when it is believed, based on evidence found at the scene, that a motor vehicle struck the turtle, the news release said.


https://wset.com/news/nation-world/nesting-loggerhead-sea-turtle-killed-by-vehicle-illegally-driving-on-outer-banks-beach

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