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Adorable Dog Buries Turtle And Has Funeral

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Images by Elle Bennet

Walking along the beach one day, this adorable dog finds and buries a dead turtle. The owner stood there in awe. Nature is beautiful and we can learn a lot from watching different species interact.

Read to the end to watch the cute video!

A Walk On The Beach

Sea turtle swimming close to a reef. Image by Jesse Schoff on Unsplash.

Walking along the beach with his owners, an australian shepherd named PJ, stumbled upon a turtle. Giving it a sniff and realising it had passed, PJ started using his to nose to push sand over the turtles body – over and over again. This happened until his body was completely blanketed in sand. Thus burying him to protect his body from predators and keep him safe.

The Funeral

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Sea turtle swimming freely in the ocean while holding their breath, their heart rate slows significantly. Image by Kris-Mikael Krister on Unsplash.

Then after PJ was finished with his job, he sat nearby and watched his pile of sand. The owner celebrated and showed her affection by cuddling PJ. Thus rewarding him for a job well done. She put a stone on the pile and they had a loving memorial in remembrance of the turtles life.

What To Do If You Find A Turtle

Loggerhead Sea Turtle. ukanda, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Loggerhead Sea Turtle. ukanda, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Firstly, work out whether it has any signs of life. If alive, observe from afar and admire their beauty from a distance. Evidently giving it space without observing it. If you have a dog, put it on a leash.

Be careful as a nest might be nearby. You don’t want to disturb that or have your dog dig up its eggs.

Call Local Turtle Centers

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Image of a sea turtle up-close via Pexels

If dead or alive, make sure to contact your local turtle or animal center. Especially, if the turtle looks injured or lost, reach out to the local wildlife authorities. They will know how to handle these situations best.

The Video

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My Dog Buries A Turtle 🥺🐢, Source: Caters Clips, Youtube

Wrapping Up Adorable Dog Buries Turtle

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Sea turtle swimming in the big sea via Pexels.

Finding an alive turtle on a beach is a bonus. Just remember, respect and a little distance go a long way in turtle encounters. This interaction speaks volumes for a canines compassion. Love truly knows no bounds.

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