Trash is complete and ready to hit the road. He debuts at the Longboat Key Turtle Watch members meeting this Sunday, 17 November. Wonderful news. This Red Snapper is coming along for the ride. Stay tuned for photos of TRASH after his debut. Turtle Trash Blogger Out
Yes indeed. With only one eye left to go, Trash the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Sculpture took it upon himself to keep his one good eye on the Tour de Turtles. Can you believe it? He is not even complete, yet he is already swimming for the starfish. Must be that log of a head he has.
He insists that he be fully prepared just in case the Sea Turtle Conservancy calls him to enter the race. So be ready...Trash will have his own trashy version of satellite telemetry. If that happens, you can bet that the Longboat Key Turtle Watch volunteers will be cheering their Trashy turtle all the way.
Holy flippers turtle lovers, you can even bet the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring and every other turtle watch group will be all over Trash, urging him on. Trash is so full of holes, he thinks he might even get a nod from the LBK Observer or the AMI Islander or even the AMI Sun. I had to tell him to pull up his plastic plastron when he went so far as to start with being on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He didn't even fall apart. No siree, this trashy turtle just looked at me with his one eye and then started straightening his trashy carpace just in case. As he says, who knows, maybe Broadway some day. At that point I didn't have the heart to tell him that Broadway is a Longboat Key Beach, not the big stage. Ahhh, out of the mouths of babes...trashy ones at that.
It's hard not to fall in love with this guy. He may be trashy, but he is a turtle ambassador and educator with messages for the young and old. He wants to go out into the world and tell about how he became the sea turtle that he is. He will never need to fill out an application to do that, that's for sure. Why? Well, one look at him says it all. He knows it so he is preparing to go out into the world...in a cloud of dust and a herd of turtles...educating one and all. As he says, if one person can make a difference, well then ONE SEA TURTLE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, and he is that...ONE TRASHY SEA TURTLE.
AND finally...tomorrow, Veteran's Day, Trash will get his other eye and be complete. Check back later for more updates.
From Trash and myself--a US Army veteran who served this great nation--of ours for 28.5 years--we wish all those who have served and who are currently serving and to their families and friends who supported them, a peaceful Veteran's Day tomorrow. Remember those who are not with us...those that gave their lives so that we can live free...NEVER FORGET. Hans Taeger and Cory Ortiz...always in my heart.
Flippers are flapping everyone. Only three scutes and two eyes and Trash the Turtle will be complete. It has been a long journey but so rewarding. I am looking forward to Trash debuting his trashy shell...quite impressive if I say so myself. 17 November 2019 Trash will make his debut at the Longboat Key Turtle Watch Members Meeting, and what a story he will tell. So, no more photos of Trash until he is complete and has made his debut then I will post photos here so please check back. In the meantime, here are some fun photos of some of Trash's relatives who can't wait for Trash to tell his story about what they have to swim through.