Monday, May 26, 2014

Wedding Crasher

A few days ago news broke out that this exquisite leatherback sea turtle came ashore and stole the show from a marrying couple in St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. No news on how the bride took the intruder, but locals deemed it a good omen, particularly in the fertility department.  They probably came to this conclusion because leatherbacks only come to shore to lay their eggs, and that is exactly what this turtle proceeded to do. Leatherbacks are the largest sea turtles alive, getting up to 7 feet long and exceeding 2,000 pounds.  They are also extremely endangered. Additionally, these turtles usually lay their eggs at night under much more private conditions.  Were I this bride, I would definitely take the turtle's surprise appearance as a good omen!
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