Typically, loggerhead turtles lay their eggs at night, but one special mother turtle decided that the morning hours of July 23 was her time.
The loggerhead was discovered by a local beach goer, Ray Combs who called Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). FWC then called South Walton Turtle Watch Group who were able to document the event, and mark her nest.
The turtle was able to lay her eggs and return to the Gulf of Mexico without incident.
For more information about our local South Walton Turtle Group