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FWC looking for man who disturbed sea turtle nest

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SARASOTA COUNTY, FL -

A man seen disturbing a sea turtle nest on Casey Key in Sarasota County may be in trouble with the law, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said.

According to FWC, the man was photographed destroying the sea turtle nest.

When the man was confronted by a photographer regarding his actions, the unidentified man said he was collecting eggs and would release the turtles when they hatched. 

FWC officials said, there is no program that would allow for this type of activity.

Destroying a sea turtle nest or eggs is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to a $5,000 fine and/or five years in prison, according to the FWc website.

FWC officials ask anyone with information about this person to call the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922 any time. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

 

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