Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Someone is decapitating sea turtles on Cocoa Beach.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Hope Valley, USA
    Posts
    169

    Someone is decapitating sea turtles on Cocoa Beach.

    Because, you know, mounted sea turtle heads are all the rage right now in home fashion. You hang them above your elephant skin sofa.

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. --

    Police said they want to know why someone has cut the heads off sea turtles on Cocoa Beach.
    It's not the only trouble for turtles this nesting season, and sea turtle advocates had a warning and a plea Wednesday night.
    Officials said their best theory is that it's some sort of trophy or souvenir that's selling online.

    http://www.wesh.com/news/24178196/detail.html
    Damn you, internet. Aren't people pigs?
    This is not something that impacts any of us personally.
    Maybe we should all act accordingly?

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to greenbean For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    18,667
    Quote Originally Posted by greenbean View Post
    Because, you know, mounted sea turtle heads are all the rage right now in home fashion. You hang them above your elephant skin sofa.



    Damn you, internet. Aren't people pigs?
    Some are, apparently. Certainly, they never fail to amaze me.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    1,898
    I cannot see (hope to God I never can) how anyone could be so cruel to another living creature. I stopped the other day to help a huge turtle get across the road we were both travelling and found out that he could move faster than I can. Hilarious. Actually, I didn't realize I could move that fast!
    "This Time We Get it Right!"

    "For those who believe, no proof is necessary.
    For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." Stuart Chase

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    6,219
    Disgusting behavior by some people/person. Following the money I came across this link.

    http://www.seaturtle.org/mtn/archive...mtn91p10.shtml

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Peliman For This Useful Post:


  7. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    On Battleship Hill
    Posts
    3,094
    Oh God, that is vile! Why do people buy this stuff?

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    State of Disbelief. SC
    Posts
    12,163
    THIS disturbs me as well!

    Two people said they witnessed the act.

    "The guy was sawing the head off," said Brandon Smith, of the Sea Turtle Preservation Society.
    Ummm, me personally, I couldn't watch that happening and not confront the b@ast*rd!
    Or, at the very least, whip out my phone and snap a picture of the POS!
    Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean.
    We are all just trying to make sense of an unimaginable crime.

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Lovejac For This Useful Post:


  10. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Hope Valley, USA
    Posts
    169
    Quote Originally Posted by Lovejac View Post
    THIS disturbs me as well!



    Ummm, me personally, I couldn't watch that happening and not confront the b@ast*rd!
    Or, at the very least, whip out my phone and snap a picture of the POS!
    BBM
    Really good point.

    I hope they increase pm beach patrols. This is disgusting.
    This is not something that impacts any of us personally.
    Maybe we should all act accordingly?

  11. #8
    rossva's Avatar
    rossva is offline George Zimmerman: Innocent until proven guilty.
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,801
    Very disturbing. I live on Merritt Island, and visit Cocoa Beach often. It would be interesting to know if Brandon Smith, of the Sea Turtle Preservation Society was one of the two witnesses, and if so, why didn't he get more info for LE?


    Quote Originally Posted by Lovejac View Post
    THIS disturbs me as well!



    Ummm, me personally, I couldn't watch that happening and not confront the b@ast*rd!
    Or, at the very least, whip out my phone and snap a picture of the POS!

Similar Threads

  1. FL FL - Nancy Kay Brown, murdered in Cocoa Beach, 1983
    By Ms Suzanne in forum Cold Cases
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-16-2014, 08:29 PM
  2. FL FL - Tammy Lynn Leppert, 18, Cocoa Beach, 6 July 1983
    By Ms Suzanne in forum 1980's Missing
    Replies: 577
    Last Post: 11-04-2014, 05:20 PM
  3. FL FL - Keith Dean Fleming, 13, Cocoa Beach, 28 April 1977
    By missacorah in forum 1970's Missing
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-25-2012, 09:01 AM
  4. FL Keith Dean Fleming (13) - Cocoa Beach FL, 1977
    By SheWhoMustNotBeNamed in forum Missing Children in America - A Profile
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-11-2010, 01:34 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •